Lieutenant Barry Narrin has a challenge for area fire departments.
Narrin’s part of the Otter Lake Fire Dept., and he and his fellow volunteers will be spending their free time installing fire safety kits in 36 homes in the Otter Lake area, completely free for both the homeowners and the department itself. Narrin said he wants to see other Lapeer County departments take up the challenge as well.
Earlier this year, Narrin and Otter Lake Fire Dept. Chief Mike Harvey attend- ed a conference hosted by Michigan State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer, who issued the challenge to all state fire departments to accept and distribute 36 fire safety kits. Each kit contains five smoke detectors and one carbon monoxide detector, and are required to be installed by an acting firefighter, said Narrin. “We said, ‘yeah, we can definitely do this,” Narrin said.