Working with the Moorestown Fire Department over the last year and a half, Evan Gill helped distribute (and install) smoke detectors and other safety equipment to residents.
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- Rob Scott
Friday, September 7, 2012
For Evan Gill, it wasn’t enough to finish his Eagle Scout project, get his badge and move on. He wanted to make sure he was helping people, and he wanted to put something in place that would endure after he’d done his part. Toward the end of 2010, Evan, then a 13-year-old at William Allen Middle School, hatched an idea: team up with the Moorestown Fire Department—and specifically family friend/neighbor/assistant fire marshal Ken Schweiker—to distribute and install smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors, while educating the recipients on fire safety. On the surface, the program was a means for Evan, now 15 and entering his sophomore year at Moorestown High School, to earn the highly coveted Eagle Scout ranking, …
Evan Gill is trying to raise fire prevention awareness by supplying, inspecting smoke detectors.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
To the editor: I would like to take this letter as an opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Evan Gill and I am currently a Boy Scout and working on my Eagle Scout project. For my project I am dealing with smoke detectors that will be distributed to the elderly and disabled citizens in my hometown of Moorestown. The project is called Operation Save A Life, a project supported proudly by WPVI Philadelphia Channel 6. Operation Save A Life requires the help of my town’s fire department, as well as other volunteers. More help is needed on account that there are several homes and each home gets at least four smoke detectors—one on each level of the house. As part of my Eagle Scout project, I need to examine the progress over a period of …