Smoke Detector Collection Presented by Comerica
Since 2001, the Wings have encouraged fans attending select home games to donate new smoke detectors with batteries. Forward Henrik Zetterberg has been the program’s spokesman since 2006 and personally matches all of the donations collected each year.
The program was initially started by forward Brendan Shanahan in 2001 to honor the memory of his father, who was a firefighter. Since its inception, the program has distributed more than 23,000 smoke detectors to low-income residents throughout Michigan with the help of local fire departments and governmental fire agencies.
In 2012-13, Henrik Zetterberg and the Detroit Red Wings distributed 3,650 smoke detectors following a Red Wings practice at JLA to Metro Detroit fire departments, Windsor FD, Flint FD and Saginaw FD.