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Come to Liberty! Fire department to highlight great causes


Looking for something fun and educational to do Saturday while helping men and women who have made tremendous sacrifices? You don’t need to go any further than Liberty Township.

Officials there are inviting the public to an open house on Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Touch-A-Truck open house. The event will be held at Liberty Fire Station 1, 1205 Lindsey Road. Visitors will get a chance to see the new 2019 Spartan Engine up close. Officials will also be demonstrating the Lucas CPR Device, an automatic CPR compression machine that enhances compression accuracy and chances of survival.

In addition, firefighters will be using the JAWS of Life to cut up a car onsite. Lunch will be available for a donation, and all proceeds will go towards their team that is participating in the Tunnel to Towers 5K. Learn more about Tunnel to Towers here.

The team is also raising money for various home relief efforts for military and first responder families. One effort is through the Smart Home Program, which provides mortgage-free smart homes to our most catastrophically injured service members. Each home is custom designed to address the unique needs of each individual. The other is through the Fallen First Responder Home Program. That program pays off the remaining mortgages for families left behind when a firefighter or police officer is killed in the line of duty. Upon hearing news of the tragic loss of a first responder, Tunnel to Towers deploys a rapid response team to immediately provide support to the family.

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