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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Thursday, September 30, 2010

amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

IOWA FIRE SERVICE JOINS TO LAUNCH NEW SMOKE DETECTOR CAMPAIGN

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Local Contact: Jessica Lown, Iowa DPS - (515) 725-6196

Des Moines, IOWA --- Nearly one in five fire fatalities in the State of Iowa is a child. It's time to start protecting our most precious resources - our children - from the devastating effects of home fires. As the one hundred year anniversary of the Office of the State Fire Marshal approaches, the Iowa Fire Service is joining forces to measure the need for smoke detectors in the homes of Iowa school children.

WHAT: 100 Years, 100% Campaign Launch
   
WHO: State of Iowa Fire Marshal Ray Reynolds
Iowa Department of Education
   
WHERE: Crocker Elementary School
2910 SW Applewood Street
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
(515) 965-9710
   
WHEN: Monday, October 4, 2010
2 p.m.
   

100 Years, 100% Campaign Committee and supporters to date include:

  • Casey's General Stores, Incorporated
  • Kidde US
  • Home Builders Association of Iowa
  • Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
  • Iowa Association of Building Code Officials (IABO)
  • Energizer Battery Company
 

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