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Oswego Fire Department Offers Free Smoke Detectors With Help of Community Businesses

Oswego residents in need of a smoke detector need to look no further! With the help of Eagle Beverage and Raby’s Ace Home Center, the fire department is offering free smoke detectors to owner occupied residences in need.

“This program is an outstanding example of people helping people,” said Jeff McCrobie, Oswego City Fire Chief.

From left are: Lt. Brooks Hourigan - secretary of the Oswego Firefighters' Association; Rob Raby - Raby’s Ace Home Center; Jeff McCrobie - Oswego City Fire Chief; Dan Dorsey Jr. - co-owner Eagle Beverage; John Geraci - president of the Oswego Firefighters' Association.
From left are: Lt. Brooks Hourigan – secretary of the Oswego Firefighters’ Association; Rob Raby – Raby’s Ace Home Center; Jeff McCrobie – Oswego City Fire Chief; Dan Dorsey Jr. – co-owner Eagle Beverage; John Geraci – president of the Oswego Firefighters’ Association.

Eagle Beverage kicked off its “Paint the Town Black” fundraiser in early March, selling Guinness Firefighter Helmets at more than 40 taverns, restaurants, and convenience stores in Jefferson and Oswego counties.

All the money raised was matched dollar for dollar by Eagle Beverage and passed along to local fire departments in the area.

The Oswego Fire Department was given a check for $934, which in turn they used to help buy these smoke detectors.

“The association chose to purchase smoke detectors for local residents in need with the money donated and contacted Raby’s who donated 100 detectors,” said John Geraci, president of the Oswego Firefighters’ Association. “Raby’s was also generous enough to provide other detectors at a reduced price.”

“We are so glad to see the money raised with the generosity of the community put to good use,” said Dan Dorsey Jr. co-owner of Eagle Beverage. “Being that this was the first year we did the fundraiser and having such a positive turn out, we are looking forward to next year and raising more money to give back to the local fire departments.“

For more information on this program contact the Oswego Fire Department at 315-343-2161.

Eagle Beverage is an equal opportunity employer with locations in Oswego and Jefferson counties. Serving more than 750 accounts on a daily basis, they sell Anheuser-Busch, North American, Diego, and several local craft beers along with wine and liquor.