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October 9, 2013

Firefighters raising awareness

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NORMAN —

· Never smoking in bed.

· Turning off portable heaters when leaving the room or going to sleep.

Homeowners are advised to install smoke alarms on every level of the home and outside each sleeping area and to install new batteries every year. Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.

Going pink: Norman firefighters also are going pink again this year to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On-duty firemen will wear pink T-shirts with their blues to raise awareness.

T-shirts also will be available for the public to purchase. Last year, T-shirt profits allowed them to donate about $3,000 to the American Cancer Society to support the cause.

“We’re hoping to at least double, maybe triple that this year,” firefighter Brian Edwards said. “It’s a good cause. Everybody seems to like it, and the firemen really seem to enjoy it.”

The shirts will be available at Fire Station 7 any day of the week, seven days a week, Edwards said. The public is encouraged to purchase shirts during regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Short-sleeved shirts are $15; long-sleeved shirt are $20.

Jessica Bruha

366-3540

jbruha@normantranscript.com

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