Garden City residents and families who qualify may sleep a little easier with the
installation of a free smoke detector through St. Catherine Hospital and the Garden City Fire Department. Aaron Cannon, Business Development Coordinator, applied for and received a grant through KDHE to provide free smoke detectors to eligible families. The grant requires the smoke detectors go to low-income families, senior citizens and low-income families with children from newborn to 5 years old. The hospital received 300 smoke detectors through the grant. Scott Taylor , President & CEO said, “three hundred smoke detectors may not seem like enough but if it saves one person’s life—it’s worth it. Helping promote health and safety in the community is part of the hospital’s mission.” The Garden City Fire Department has agreed to install the smoke detectors. Applications are being taken at the hospital and forwarded to the Fire Department once it is determined that the applicant meets the criteria.