Deloris Mowrer (left) of Taylor and 8-year-old granddaughter,
Madison, accept a pizza they purchased from Toarmina’s from Taylor fire Lt. Insp. Phil Mooney and Captain Troy Teifer.
TAYLOR — Firefighters on Wednesday took over Toarmina’s Pizza, 11054 Allen Road, to promote National Fire Prevention Month and National Pizza Month.
Members of Taylor Professional Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1252, took orders at Toarmina’s Pizza of Taylor, baked the pies and deliver the pizza and new smoke detectors.
Every 10th pizza was delivered by fire truck, and firefighters used the deliveries to install the alarms, which contained 10-year batteries. The pizzeria reduced prices for the day.
All proceeds will be split between fire prevention materials for Taylor school children and the Local 1252 charity fund. The fire union has donated to the University of Michigan Burn Center, Fish and Loaves Community Food Pantry, Muscular Dystrophy Association and other charities.
Firefighters will make sure residents’ smoke detectors are working correctly as well. The effort is sponsored by Local 1252, Toarmina’s, State Farm in Taylor, Walmart and Children’s Hospital.
A similar pizza promotion in Pittsburgh raised about $20,000.