The Hamlet Fire Department will give away 100 fire extinguishers to those 60 and older, but only if recipients agree to be schooled in their proper use.
The Hamlet Senior Center and Chuck Hall, owner of Tommy’s Fire and Safety, are behind the donation of the extinguishers, which usually cost approximately $60 apiece. They’re available free to residents of Hamlet, Dobbins Heights and anyone else within the Hamlet Fire District. (If you’re not sure, check your tax bill.)
To receive a free extinguisher, residents must attend one of two training courses at Hamlet Senior Center. They will be at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 1.
Each person who wants an extinguisher must pre-register for a training session by 4 p.m. Nov. 30. To do so, call Nikki Sewell, Hamlet Senior Center director, at 910-582-7985 and provide your name, date of birth, phone number and physical address.
Each household may have only one extinguisher.