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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Domino’s in Pittsburg is joining forces with Pittsburg Fire Department, and Frontenac Fire Department to promote fire safety. On Oct. 19 and 20 from 7 to 9 p.m., anyone who orders a Domino’s pizza may be randomly selected and surprised at the door when their pizza arrives accompanied by a fire engine.  

Firefighters will ask to inspect the smoke alarms in your home and if they are working, the pizza is free. If the smoke alarms are not working, the firefighters will install fully functioning alarms or replace the batteries. 

“Fire safety is extremely important,” said Emily Elwell, owner of Domino’s in Fort Scott, Independence and Pittsburg. “We’re very excited to partner with the National Fire Protection Association and our local fire departments for a program that not only promotes the safety of our friends and neighbors, but rewards those who make fire safety a priority.” 

According to Dave Bruner, fire chief with Fort Scott Fire Department, in a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. 

“Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out,” Bruner said. “These steps can make all the difference and we hope to raise awareness about them through our partnership with Domino’s.” 

Domino’s in Pittsburg is located at 716 S. Broadway. Pittsburg and Frontenac customers can call Domino’s at 620-231-5555 to place their order and be eligible for fire engine delivery. 

Jim Long, chief of the Frontenac Volunteer Fire Department, is also partnering with the American Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in Frontenac as part of the “Sound the Alarm. Save a Life” campaign. Long says Frontenac residents can schedule an appointment for Sunday, Oct. 23, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. by calling 620-231-5730 and leaving a message. 

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