New honorary fire chief 'LeRoy Butler' helps install smoke alarms in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- There's a new honorary fire chief in Milwaukee and he may look familiar.

Former Green Bay Packer LeRoy Butler was helping the department celebrate fire prevention week. 

Firefighters went into neighborhoods on Thursday to put up smoke alarms and they took the inventor of the Lambeau Leap with them.

Butler told a personal story of fire from when he was a child. "I woke my mom up because I heard the alarm going off from the smoke detector and what changed my life, what makes it very emotional because had I not awakened by smoke detector I might not be giving this talk today."

Butler also took the time to take pictures and talk with the people in the homes. 

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