By Kaylee Lindenmuth
ASHLAND - Crews from Ashland's two fire companies and the Tri-County Chapter of the American Red Cross plan to canvass the borough on Saturday, distributing and installing free smoke detectors.
Ashland Fire Chief Phillip Groody spoke about the event at the borough council meeting held Wednesday evening.
"We have teamed up with the Red Cross to install smoke alarms throughout the borough," Groody said. "We will start around 8:30 on Saturday morning and work until done. We'd like to canvass the town. Our goal is to get at least 300 smoke alarms installed, or more. We're going to do the installation."
Groody added that the Red Cross is bringing a crew and trailer, and their crews will work alongside fire department personnel throughout the project.
"Is there a limit per family?" asked a councilwoman.
"We'll put in what's needed," responded Groody.
Groody noted that, in a few months, the Red Cross will canvass Girardville.
Groody added that anyone in Ashland who would like smoke detectors installed this Saturday could call the borough hall, or during the event, call the American Hose Company.