Weekend heat wave poses threat to elderly, kids & pets

With weekend temperatures in Chester County expected to soar to near 100 degrees, experts — and the state — are warning the high heat and humidity could be dangerous for some area residents. The National Weather Service is calling for temperatures in the mid to high 90s, today, Saturday and Sunday, before the heat breaks late Sunday. Saturday could approach 100 degrees with humidity. The NWS...

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...

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...