Fire­fight­ers in­stall free fire alarms, bat­ter­ies

The Mercury (Pottstown, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - Dig­i­tal First Me­dia

Pottstown fire­fight­ers knocked on 200 doors in town to in­stall fire alarms or re­place­ment bat­ter­ies.

POTTSTOWN » The Pottstown Fire De­part­ment was busy over the week­end mak­ing sure com­mu­nity mem­bers were pre­pared for emer­gen­cies.

On Sat­ur­day Nov. 11, 20 mem­bers of the Pottstown Fire De­part­ment, in­clud­ing Fire Chief Michael Les­sar, knocked on 200 res­i­dences of­fer­ing free smoke alarms with in­stal­la­tion or re­place­ment of the bat­ter­ies in the smoke alarms.

As of Sat­ur­day, 50 homes re­ceived new smoke alarms with a 10-year bat­tery life.

The smoke alarms were pro­vided by Liz VonBal­das, home fire cam­paign co­or­di­na­tor from the Amer­i­can Red Cross.

“This is some­thing that we pro­vide not only to Pottstown but other com­mu­ni­ties in Mont­gomery and Chester Coun­ties,” said VonBal­das.

Les­sar added that smoke alarms are avail­able for any res­i­dent upon re­quest.

“We are pleased to work in con­junc­tion with the Red Cross to pro­vide th­ese smoke alarms to our com­mu­nity,” said Les­sar. “We have ad­di­tional smoke alarms for in­stal­la­tion for those res­i­dents that were not home or would like to have one in­stalled, and if they con­tact the fire chief at 610-9706525 we will sched­ule a time to in­stall them.”


Fire­fight­ers in­stall a smoke alarm on a home on West Chest­nut Street in Pottstown Sat­ur­day.


An­drew Pyles and Bat­tal­ion Chief David Say­lor in­stall a smoke alarm in a res­i­dence on West Wal­nut Street in Pottstown Sat­ur­day morn­ing.

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