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Firefighters Turn Pizza Delivery into Fire Safety Lesson

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For some residents who ordered a pizza Monday night, the delivery guy wasn't quite who they expected.

Instead, it was Quincy firefighters! As part of "Fire Prevention Week" - they are delivering pizzas to five families every night.

Here's the deal - if their smoke detector is in good working order, the customers get their pizza for free. If not, firefighters will change the batters or provide a new smoke detector - but the customers pay for the pizza.

Firefighter Jerry Smith says they've seen it both ways. "A little bit of both, some people you may find the smoke detector too close to the kitchen and it's gone off a few too many times, so they pull the battery loose from the connectors - and we encourage them to move the smoke detectors away from the kitchen so it doesn't serve as a reminder that the food is done - we want the detectors in the correct place in the house," he said.

Firefighters were delivering for Tower Pizza Monday night, but they will deliver for different restaurants every night this week.

Here is the list of participating restaurants.

Monday - Tower Pizza

Tuesday - Firehouse Pizza

Wednesday - Pop's Pizza

Thursday - Papa John's

Friday - Gem City Pizza

 

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