Change Your Clock / Change Your Batteries Campaign Follow-Up
On Saturday, November 2nd your Cottleville Firefighters spent their day canvasing selected subdivisions. There was no fire or emergency, they were spending their day going door to dooroffering assistance with checking smoke detectors and changing out their batteries. This service was provided free of charge in part to the passing of the’ “Proposition Cares initiative” in November 2012 by the citizens of our District. (Forest Brock) “This is a great service that you do for our Senior Villa’s community! We really needed your help! I had knee surgery and I can no longer get on ladders. Thank you so much”! This event corresponded with the National, “Change your locks/Change your batteries” campaign this year on November 3, 2013. (Ken Noser) “This is the best service from any Fire Department I’ve ever experienced in my 90 years. I really appreciate your services”. Firefighters were focusing their efforts on residences that did not have the ability or the resources to properly care for their smoke detectors. (Jeanne Pfister) “This is the nicest service that you can provide. I really appreciate it”! This program is an important and proven service that our firefighters and this department have committed to. We will continue to develop and implement such programs that promote our public’s safety. (Ralph & Marie Winter) “We diffidently appreciate your service. We couldn’t do this without you”! Signs were placed at the selected Subdivision’s entrances indicating the times we were to be in the area, along with a contact phone number to call to get on the list to get your detector’s batteries changed. (Margie Ackermann) “These guys do a great service for those of us that cannot change our batteries or climb ladders anymore”. If you rent your home and the smoke detectors do not work or, if you own your home and are unable to purchase a smoke detector, contact the Cottleville Fire Protection District at 636-447-6655 for further assistance.