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Firefighters to "Be a Santa for a Senior"

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - Cedar Rapids firefighters are getting in the holiday spirit. They'll be delivering gifts and testing smoke alarms throughout the city this week.

It's a part of the "Be a Santa to a Senior" program. It's the ninth year that the Cedar Rapids Fire Department has partnered with Home Instead Senior Care to do this program.

This year firefighters will deliver 53 gifts.

Last year, firefighters helped 72  households and ended up installing 11 new smoke alarms and replacing 31 batteries.

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