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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Thursday, June 2, 2011

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

First Shipment of Detectors Arrives; Fire Marshal, State Fire Service Begins Distribution to School Kids

Ankeny, IOWA --- The surveys are in and the state’s fire service is now armed with vital information that will help save the lives of Iowa’s school children.  Come find out just how many Iowa children are living without life-saving smoke detectors, and see the many pallets of detectors now ready for distribution and installation across the state.

WHAT:       State Fire Marshal and private partners announce “100 Years, 100%” Smoke Detector Survey results, and prepare detectors for distribution.
   
WHERE: Casey’s General Stores Headquarters
  One S.E. Convenience Blvd.
  Ankeny, Iowa 
   
WHEN: TODAY
  Friday, June 3, 2011
  10:00 A.M.
   
WHO: State Fire Marshal Ray Reynolds
  Bob Myer, Casey's General Stores - President/CEO
  Dr. Barb Latenser, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Burn Unit

Additional questions can be directed to State Fire Marshal Ray Reynolds at 515-725-6150 or PIO Jessica Lown at 515-725-6189.

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