(WKBN) – People in Vienna and nearby Liberty are making sure the community is safe after a deadly mobile home fire on Monday.
The victim, 66-year-old Patricia Kuhn, lived in a mobile home at the Four Seasons Mobile Home Park in Vienna Township.
Vienna Township Fire Chief Richard Brannon said the home had no working smoke detectors.
So, a local family who wants to remain anonymous is donating smoke detectors to help Vienna firefighters save lives.
Brannon said the family’s 12-year-old son was asking his father questions about the fire. The little boy wanted to help, grabbed his can of change and told his dad he wanted to help out by buying smoke detectors.
The boy’s dad reached out to the fire department and offered to donate 100 smoke detectors.
“I wanted to cry, I wanted to jump for joy. I mean, people like that makes this country the way it is. They want to help as much as they can and like I said, we deeply appreciate what they’re doing,” Brannon said.
The fire department will be giving out the smoke detectors to people who live in the township who don’t have one.
It will take place this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fire station.
They’ll even have volunteers available to install the smoke detectors if someone is unable to do so.
Over in neighboring Liberty Township, residents there will also receive free smoke detectors thanks to the Liberty Fire Department, Liberty Township trustees and Liberty’s Walmart.
They will be passed out to people living in the Vintage Village Mobile Home Park on State Route 193, as well as Grimms Mobile Home Park on Churchill Hubbard Road.
The smoke detectors will be given out on Monday, starting at 11 a.m.
According to the fire department, “Seconds save lives, especially when dealing with mobile homes.”
The department’s goal is to alert residents and get them out safely in the event of a fire.