PLYMPTON – The Plympton Fire Department, Plympton Police Department and Plympton Highway Department have teamed up to deliver free buckets of salt and sand to senior citizens in town to try and prevent slips and falls on the ice this winter.
The five-gallon buckets were donated by the Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Kingston and are filled with a mix of salt and sand from the town’s highway department for the residents to use at their homes on their steps, walkways and driveways during the winter months.
“When we go to the homes, we also talk to the senior citizens about the dangers of ice during the winter and other possible fire safety issues in their homes, such as working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms,” Captain John Sjostedt said.
While making a delivery on Friday, Captain Sjostedt learned a resident hadn’t replaced their smoke alarms in more than a decade. The firefighters will be returning to the home within the next couple of days to replace the resident’s smoke alarms with new ones free of charge.
Any senior citizen who lives in Plympton and would like a bucket of salt and sand can call the fire department at 781-585-0783 to arrange for a delivery.
PLYMPTON FIRE DEPARTMENT
3 PALMER ROAD
PLYMPTON, MA 02367