Red Cross & Firefighters install smoke alarms for those in need

A city firefighter installs a smoke alarm in a city home, Saturday. COATESVILLE — On Saturday March 23, 2019 Coatesville City Firefighters and volunteers from the American Red Cross teamed up to promote their “Sound the Alarm – Save a Life” event in homes throughout the City. “On a crisp 30 degree early spring morning these American Red Cross volunteers left the warmth and comfort of their...

Red Cross reminds all of CPR and AED Awareness Week

June 1-7 is designated as National CPR and AED Awareness Week. The American Red Cross, along with other National Cardiac Arrest Collaborative members, is stressing that every second counts in cardiac arrest and people can save lives by knowing how to perform CPR and use an AED. Sudden cardiac arrest claims the lives of thousands of people in this country every year. If someone goes into sudden cardiac...

Red Cross makes it easy to say thanks to military

Holiday Mail for Heroes will be set up at Longwood Gardens Visitors to Longwood Gardens on Monday night will be able to sign cards for the military, courtesy of the American Red Cross. For the seventh year in a row, the American Red Cross is sponsoring holiday mail for the nation’s military, and its regional chapter is making it easy for area residents to participate. On Monday, Dec. 2, from 6...

Accidental kitchen fire damages residence

No one was home when neighbor alerted authorities to smoke  Firefighters responded to the unit block of Woodland Avenue on Tuesday afternoon for what was determined to be an accidental kitchen fire. Fortunately,  a home in the unit block of Woodland Avenue was unoccupied at 2:09 p.m. on Tuesday when smoke began billowing out, said Acting Fire Chief Jim Lentz. A neighbor called 9-1-1, Lentz said,...

Local Red Cross collects holiday mail for military

At Longwood Gardens, visitors enjoy light display, light up troops’ lives  By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Downingtown resident Jennifer Stokker, with her nearly 3-year-old daughter Madelyn, was the delighted winner of a 42-inch TV during a Red Cross raffle at Longwood Gardens. At first, the visitors at Longwood Gardens Thursday night were skeptical: Were these Red Cross volunteers...