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Green Mountain Electric Supply Donates Nearly 100 Carbon Dioxide and Smoke Detectors to City of Cortland Fire Department


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On Friday morning, representatives with Green Mountain Electric Supply on Homer Ave. in Cortland were joined by members of the City of Cortland Fire Department, Cortland Mayor Scott Steve, and Alderperson Troy Beckwith for a donation of 97 carbon dioxide and smoke detectors to the fire department.

The donation will help the City of Cortland Fire Department distribute to residents within the City of Cortland properly functioning detectors, but also install them in vital locations within a dwelling. The donation by Green Mountain Electric comes after the company heard Alderperson Beckwith speak about the ongoing effort to distribute and install smoke detectors at no cost for residents.

Deputy Fire Chief of the City of Cortland Fire Department Derek Reynolds, highlighted the significance of the program provided by the fire department on providing and installing working carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, noting a fire that took place back on May 15th.

It was around 6:50 in the morning on May 15th when Cortland Fire responded to 3 Cowance Street for a basement fire. Cortland Fire entered the residence and proceeded to the basement to find a furnace fire. The fire was extinguished quickly and no fire extension occurred.

An investigation found the fire to be accidental, but what was also discovered and located right above the furnace was a smoke detector that was provided and installed by the fire department from a previous grant. The location and the properly functioning alarm prevented what could’ve been a major fire.

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