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Lock Boxes Installed for Bellingham Seniors

May 29, 2015 06:00AM ● By Pamela Johnson

(L–R): Captain Joe Robidoux, Lieutenant Greg Prew and Private Brad Kwatcher, SAFE Coordinator

On Saturday, May 16, members of the Bellingham Fire Department installed key-lock boxes on the homes of senior citizens in town. Twenty-two boxes were installed throughout the town and the program was a huge success.

The purpose of the key-lock boxes is to assist emergency services personnel in gaining entry into someone’s home if they were unable to open the door in an emergency. In the box is a copy of their house key; use of this avoids damaging the door by having to force it open, and saves potentially valuable time looking for another way in.

These boxes were made available thanks to the Senior Safe grant that the Department of Fire Services gives out to various departments in the Commonwealth. Bellingham is fortunate in that we have a great public-education program in place to announce and deliver these services.
For more information, contact BFD SAFE Coordinator Brad Kwatcher at 508-954-7278.




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