Blake Delay Of Ringgold Completes Boy Scout Eagle Project

Monday, February 12, 2018 - by Kelli McPheters?

Blake Delay of Ringgold, completed his Boy Scout Eagle project. 

He teamed with the Catoosa County Fire Department, the American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia, the Boy Scouts in Troop 3, and 25 volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to improve fire safety in the community. Teams canvased local neighborhoods to educate residents and install smoke alarms at no charge. 

“Home fires are the biggest family disaster threat,” Blake said. “Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in home fires by half.” When asked how he chose to do this type of project, Blake said, "It is really important to me that people are safe if a house fire occurs since my grandparents home burned and, if it were not for their dog, they would have died.” Blake said his favorite part of this project was being able to see how many people now have fire alarms and have a higher chance of surviving if a house fire does occur.

When asked what he learned from this experience that he did not know before, he said, "I learned about how many people don't have the protection of a fire alarm and how dangerous it is to not have any."


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