Saturday, March 23, 2019

Ashland Fire Department, American Red Cross Install Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Over 2 Dozen Homes

Volunteers from the Ashland Fire Department and American Red Cross spent their Saturday morning installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in over two dozen homes.

After the terrible Brock Street fire that took place on February 21, 2019, that left multiple families displaced, officials took that as a wake up call to make sure more homes in the borough had working smoke alarms.

The campaign focused on homes on Spruce Street, Pine Street, and Brock Street with volunteers going door to door, asking residents if they need new smoke alarms.

The volunteers then installed the detectors at no cost where they were needed in the home.

After covering all three streets, and following up on residents that called the borough requesting smoke alarms, 77 smoke alarms and 20 carbon monoxide detectors were installed in 28 homes.

Ashland Fire Chief Philip Groody and Patty Daley from American Red Cross thanked the volunteers for taking the time make sure borough residents have working smoke detectors in case of a fire.