Businesses donate smoke detectors

Smoke detectors are available to all residents — free of charge — at the City of Manistee Fire Department. (Courtesy photo)

Smoke detectors are available to all residents — free of charge — at the City of Manistee Fire Department. (Courtesy photo)

MANISTEE — As part of Fire Prevention Week, two local businesses joined efforts to donate 60 smoke detectors to the City of Manistee Fire Department.

Coldwell Banker and Wahr Hardware partnered to split the cost. The smoke detectors were made available on Sunday during the fire department’s open house.

“I thought it was better than having them sit in my office,” said Mike Cnudde, broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Premier Commercial. “We like to be good community supporters.”

The remainder of the smoke detectors are available at the fire department for anybody that has a need for one — free of charge, said Heath Darling, the city’s deputy fire chief.

“If necessary, one of the guys can help install it as well,” he said.

Those in need of a smoke detector need not be city residents; they can come from any area.

Darling said the department tries to keep a stock of smoke detectors for those in need.

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