Fire Issue Hits Home

I don’t if anybody saw this press release before, but Hank Zetterberg is helping out with the 8th annual smoke detector collection this year…


Henrik Zetterberg and the Red Wings are asking fans to help combat household fires by bringing smoke detectors to the upcoming Red Wings home games on Saturday, Jan. 23, and Friday, Jan. 29, in coordination with the Wings’ 8th Annual Smoke Detector Collection.  Detectors will be collected when the Wings take on the Nashville Predators (Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m. EST) at Joe Louis Arena. 

This issue hit close to home yesterday evening.  My fiance’s best friend lost her 19 year old younger brother, Matthew last night in a fire in Mt. Morris, MI.  Details are still being investigated, but the fire may have been caused by a faulty furnace.

Zetterberg will personally match the total number of smoke detectors donated by fans as well as provide autographed Red Wings memorabilia for prizes going to lucky fans that participate in the collection.

We’re already past the LA game, but if you can, please make a donation this Saturday if you are attending the game against the Predators.

Smoke alarms should be tested at least once a month. All smoke alarms have a test button that you push to check out the entire alarm, including its sensitivity (how much smoke it takes to set it off). If the testing mechanism does not work properly, the alarm should be replaced immediately. Never use open flame devices to test an alarm.

Keep Julie’s family in your thoughts and prayers.  Try and keep everything in perspective…there are indeed more important things in life.