10-28-2017 Lowes Flyer


Listen to the interview this morning on WKZO AM 590 with Ken Lanphear promoting the 14th Annual Family Fire Safety Day event Saturday October 28th at Lowe’s in Portage.


Also, Click here to listen to the interview


Fire is Everyone’s Fight™ – it’s a message Michael McLeieer has been telling us for years. This weekend you and your family have a chance to learn how you can stay safe in your home. Michael visited the eightWest studio at WOOD TV 8 today along with Jake The Fire Safety Dog to talk about the event.

>>> Take a look in the video above.

14th Annual Family Fire Safety Day

  • Saturday October 28th  10am – 2pm
  • Lowe’s in Portage 5108 S. Westnedge Avenue
  • Free smoke alarms and 9-Volt Batteries (while supplies last)
  • Meet Storm Team 8 Chief Meteorologist Bill Steffen
  • Halloween Costume Contest with prizes 11am

Visit www.escapeinc.org or call 269-492-3340 for more info.

Does your family know what to do in the event of a fire inside your home? Do you have escape plans? Right now 85% of families surveyed don’t have or practice a home fire escape plan. But it’s easy to do and as we enter Fire Prevention Week, it’s a good time to implement a plan.

This year’s Fire Prevention Week Theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”  Download a home fire escape map and practice it with your family twice a year. Create an escape plan with your family with this easy printout.

Operation Save A Life is a national award winning public awareness campaign targeting fire safety and prevention. It’s a partnership between WOTV 4, Kidde Fire Safety, West Michigan Fire Departments and E.S.C.A.P.E. Fire Safety.

To get free smoke or carbon monoxide alarm installed: 

Grand Rapids Fire Department Open House:

  • Wednesday, October 11
    Visit any GRFD locations

Portage Fire Safety Event:

  • Family Fire Safety Day
    Saturday October 28th 10am – 2pm
    Lowe’s  of Portage
    5108 S. Westnedge Avenue


When a tragic fire happens, communities come together to address fire safety. But what if there was a way for communities to work together before a fire broke out, to help save property and lives before they were lost?

Operation Save A Life is a free smoke and carbon monoxide installation program in select communities across West Michigan.  The program can make a big difference in reducing deaths and injuries in a fire or during carbon monoxide incidents. See video above for more information on this program.

Maranda had the chance to interview fire chiefs and firefighters about Operation Save A Life and how the program have impacted the community in a positive way.

You go girls! Maranda also had the opportunity of talking with some of the women firefighters, and hearing their stories.

Operation Save A Life can be very beneficial in mobile homes. Typically, older adults live in these homes, making it difficult to retreat. Also, due to size, the layout and household items can burn hotter and faster.

Smoke alarms are the life-saving success stories of the past 30 years. However, each year, three out of five home fires in the United States that are reported have either no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

Here is a list of some of the area smoke alarm installation programs across West Michigan:

Allegan County:
Dorr Township Fire Department – 616-681-9874
Fennville Area Fire Department – 269-561-2148
Ganges Township Fire Department – 269-227-3806
Graafschap Fire and Rescue – 616-396-4060
Salem Township Fire – 616-292-7789
Saugatuck Township Fire District – 269-857-3000

Coldwater Fire Department – 517-278-4177

Battle Creek Fire Department – 269-966-3519

Olivet Fire Department – 269-492-3340

American Red Cross – Raul Galvan – 269-762-1935
Portage Department of Public Safety – Fire Division – 269-329-4487

American Red Cross – Leslie Montgomery-Bean – 616-490-5571
Cutlerville Fire Department – 616-455-7670
Dutton Fire Department  – 616-541-0119
Grand Rapids Fire Department – 616-456-3966
Kentwood Fire Department – 616-554-0800
Walker Fire Department – 616-791-6840
Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan (must live in Grand Rapids, Kentwood, or Wyoming and have a resident child 14 years of age or younger. Both tenants and owners are eligible) – 616-241-3300 or email info@healthyhomescoalition.org.

Home Township Fire Department (Edmore) – 616-902-3923

Blue Lake Township Fire Department – 231-288-9220
Casnovia Township Fire Department  – 231-834-7066
Dalton Township Fire Department – 231-766-3277
Egelston Fire Department – 231-788-2254
Fruitport Township Fire Department  – 231-773-9312
Holton Township Fire Department – 231-343-6861
Montague Fire District Authority – 231-893-3311
Moorland Township Fire Department – 231-769-9402
Muskegon Charter Township Fire Department – 231-773-4316
Muskegon Heights Fire Department – 231-733-8893
Muskegon City Fire Department – 231-724-6795
North Muskegon Fire Department  – 231-744-1766
Norton Shores Fire Department – 231-799-6809
Ravenna Fire Department – 231-638-1142
White Lake Fire Authority – 231-893-6503

Allendale Fire Department – 616-895-6295, ext. 30
Crockery Township Fire Department  – 616-837-6700 (fire station) or 616-837-6868 (township hall)

For more information on fire safety or to find a smoke alarm installation program near your community, call toll free 1-844-978-4400 or email escape@wotv4women.com.