Ohio Fire Department Raising $65K for Smoke Detectors for Kids (NBC33 VIDEO)

By Eric DeFreeuw - NBC33

August 15, 2014 Updated Aug 15, 2014 at 6:37 PM EDT

Convoy, OH (NBC33) - A small town in Ohio is taking another step to protect the children of their community.

Firefighters with the Convoy Volunteer Fire Department in Convoy, Ohio are trying to raise $65,000 to be used in purchasing 4,500 smoke detectors.

Their goal is to provide every child in the county grades K-12 with a smoke detector to take home. Right now, however donations are slow with just over $21,000 having been raised.

To hear from Lieutenant Michael Kreischer with the Convoy Fire Dept., click on the video link.

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