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West Orange Township Provides Information and Updates About Smoke Detectors and More

October 15, 2013 at 3:16 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Several new initiatives and schedules were announced recently by the township's Public Information Officer, Jessica Glicker.

Free Smoke Alarms for Low-Income Residents

The township of West Orange has announced that  that the West Orange Fire Department (WOFD) has partnered  with Kidde, manufacturer of smoke detectors, and WABC-TV Channel 7 in the "Operation 7: Save a Life" smoke alarm distribution campaign. Free smoke alarms will be made available to West Orange residents that cannot afford them.

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Smoke detectors save lives, and the West Orange Fire Department Chief Peter Smeraldo noted " “We are pleased to participate with WABC-TV Channel 7 in this effort to place these life-saving devices in the hands of as many residents as possible. The best way to fight fire is to prevent it. Having a working smoke detector in a home saves lives, and that’s what this campaign does every year.” 

Since 1999, the campaign has distributed over 670,000 smoke detectors to households.

The donated smoke detectors will be distributed on a first come, first served basis at Fire Headquarters, 415 Valley Road between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

For additional information, call (973) 325-4175.

Leaf Pickup Information

It's that time of year again, and as residents enjoy the fall foliage across the township, so too begins the process of raking and blowing leaves. The township has announced its fall leaf pickup schedule for residents. Click on the link above to see when you can place your leaves in the street for removal.

Bagged Leaf Pickup: Oct. 1-Dec. 31.  If you put your leaves in bags, they must be the large brown paper biodegradble bags. They can be purchased at the Public Works Building at 25 Lakeside Ave., Town Hall, 66 Main Street, or the Recycling Center. The bags are five for $2. Leaves only are to go in the bags. Check the schedule for the weekly pickup dates.

Loose Leaves: Oct. 13-Dec. 8.  For loose leaves, check the schedule and remember that you cannot put the leaves in the street more than seven days before the scheduled pickup; that the leaves can only be placed along the curb and gutter; and that they must be ten feet or more from a drainage inlet.

Mayor Robert D. Parisi Open Office Hours

While the next Community meeting is scheduled for Oct. 24 at Gregory School beginning at 7 p.m., the mayor continues to hold his Open Office Hours, with no appointment necessary, on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

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