The A.F. Dobler Hose & Ladder Co. consists strictly of volunteers who are always ready to commit their time and life to help both Girard and the surrounding communities. Dobler Hose is located within the Borough of Girard in Erie County, Pennsylvania. We serve not only the borough, but a large portion of Girard Township and its surrounding areas for mutual aid when needed. The A.F. Dobler Hose and Ladder Co. specializes in an extensive range of emergency situations including, but not limited to fires, vehicle accidents, emergency medical services, technical rescue, and much more. Our mission is to protect both the lives and property of those in and around our community!
The American Red Cross and Local West County
Fire Departments Partner for Fire Safety Campaign
Free Smoke Alarms Available
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West County, Pa. – The American Red Cross will partner with local fire departments to distribute smoke alarms in Girard and Lake City this spring. Residents without working smoke alarms can call or register through their local fire department. Firefighters will contact residents to make an appointment at their homes to install free smoke alarms.
According to local Fire Officer Jeff Gadley, working smoke alarms double the chance of surviving a home fire. “Having working smoke alarms can save lives and reduce injuries and damages due to fires in the home. While the alarms will not prevent fires, they do give residents a chance to get out of their homes safely and call 911 for immediate assistance.” Fire Officer Gadley said.
The national Red Cross launched the Home Fire Campaign with the goal of reducing deaths and injuries from home fires by 25 percent in five years. Smoke alarms cut the risk of death from a fire in half, and is the reason the Red Cross and fire departments are working together to install fire alarms and teach people about fire safety.
The free smoke alarms will be provided by the Red Cross and installed by the firefighters so homeowners can be assured that the alarms are installed correctly in the proper locations. The alarms are of the dual-type which detect both fast and slow-moving fires and have a ten-year battery to increase their useful life.