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Mt. Prospect, IL -- Three Mt. Prospect firefighters were honored at the 73rd Annual Fire Prevention Week Luncheon hosted by the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance. The award is given to individuals who have gone above and beyond on fire safety or burn prevention programs.
Fire and Life Safety Educator James Miller, Fire Inspector Andy Skic, and Fire Inspector Cory Pikora all received awards due to their hard work in the Senior Smoke Alarm Program in Mt. Prospect.
The Mt. Prospect Fire Department received a $23,540 FEMA grant in 2013 to install 10-year battery life photoelectric and ionization smoke alarms in senior residents' homes for free. By the end of the program, 400 homes were protected by smoke alarms.
"Jim, Andy, and Cory were instrumental in making this program a reality," said Fire Chief John Malcolm. "They dedicated a significant number of hours, including nights and weekends, to complete installations and increased the overall awareness of fire safety in our community."