1/11/19by News Department on 01/11/19
Seven fire companies from Pottsville, the Tri-County Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army teamed up to help saves lives Thursday.
It was all part of the Sound the Alarm program, sponsored by the Red Cross.
According to the Republican Herald, the program was brought to Pottsville, Mechanicsville and Palo Alto areas in June of 2018.
Pottsville Fire Chief James E. Misstishin Sr. said 137 smoke alarms and 14 carbon monoxide alarms were installed. (The Red Cross provided smoke alarms, and the Salvation Army provided the carbon monoxide alarms.)
Smoke alarms and a limited number of carbon monoxide alarms are still available. Interested city residents can call Misstishin at 570-622-1234, Ext. 335.