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Howland police and fire team up to improve safety

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HOWLAND, Ohio - Firefighters and police teamed up to help keep residents safe.

Police gave out gun safety locks and firefighters gave out free smoke detectors to township residents on Saturday.

Howland fire fighters say in addition to having working batteries in the detectors, placement of the devices can also be critical.

"One in the garage if needed, one in the basement by the bottom of the stairs. Then I'd put one on each floor in the hallways and one near the kitchen," says volunteer fire fighter Anthony Fairbanks.

"They're very important, everyone needs to keep a safe firearm. If you have firearms in your house, the need to be secure," says Howland police officer David Hrey.

Last Thursday, just 40 miles north of Columbus, a ten-year-old kid was shot when kids were allegedly playing with an unlocked gun.

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