Eagle Harbor Yacht Club Vice Commodore Terry Kerby (center) presents fire extinguishers to Fire Chief Hank Teran and Police Chief Matt Hamner. (Photo courtesy of the Eagle Harbor Yacht Club)

Eagle Harbor Yacht Club Vice Commodore Terry Kerby (center) presents fire extinguishers to Fire Chief Hank Teran and Police Chief Matt Hamner. (Photo courtesy of the Eagle Harbor Yacht Club)

Safe at home — and on the water, thanks to Eagle Harbor Yacht Club

  • Monday, August 20, 2018 3:32pm
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The Eagle Harbor Yacht Club recently donated more than 20 fire extinguishers to the Bainbridge Island police and fire departments.

The club — whose informal motto is “Boat safely and wear a loud shirt” —actively promotes safety as a focus within the club, but also want to extend the effort to the entire island, including the boating community. The intent for the donated extinguishers is for the Bainbridge Island Police Department marine unit, when doing boat inspections, to be able to offer a fire extinguisher at no cost to boaters who are found to not have one, according to members of the Eagle Harbor Yacht Club. And the fire department can provide a free extinguisher to homeowners when doing smoke detector installations if found to not have one.

The donation is an outgrowth of a fire extinguisher recall by Kidde of more than 7 million defective fire extinguishers of the most common type.

Eagle Harbor Yacht Club is also urging all homeowners to check their extinguishers to see if they have been recalled at www.kidde.com.

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