CCHS FFA to hold Annual Smoke alarm give-away

Published 4:23 pm Thursday, October 19, 2017

Chilton County High School’s Future Farmers of America student organization will hold their 12th Annual smoke alarm give-away on Oct. 21, from 10 to 11a.m. at Clanton Fire station 1 behind Regions bank.

“Our FFA invites the public to take advantage of this give-away,” Kaleb Taylor, FFA President, said.

The FFA is a Career Tech Student Organization of the Agriscience program at CCHS. The organization began giving away the smoke detectors in 2005 as a community service event in response to the efforts of the Clanton Fire Department and October being National Fire Prevention Month.

This event is collaboration between CCHS Agriscience/FFA the City of Clanton fire department and Walmart.

FFA members wish to provide smoke alarms to as many homes as possible. The drive also generates awareness to our community on the importance of installing smoke alarms along with maintenance such as changing batteries of existing smoke alarms.

The CCHS FFA group has given out approximately 500 smoke alarms since its conception.

“We would like to extend a special thanks to Jeff Neal (Walmart Store Manager), David Driver (Clanton City Fire Chief), and all the businesses responsible for making this effort possible,”

Harton said.

A limited number of smoke detectors will be available on a first come basis. The FFA will also hold a drawing for a carbon monoxide detector.

The winner’s name will be drawn from those who go by the fire station on Oct. 21 and receive the smoke detectors.