Monday, March 19, 2012

News from York County


Smoke detectors previously installed by fire fighters save woman's life
March 19, 2012
While York County Fire and Life Safety units were on scene at a residence on Cattail Lane last month, firefighters noticed that there were no working smoke detectors in the house.
Knowing that to be an unsafe condition, the firefighters immediately got permission from the resident to install smoke detectors. They installed two in the house, testing the alarms to make sure they were working properly before leaving the scene.
Those two smoke alarms most likely saved the life of the resident, who awoke to the alarms going off last Friday, March 16, and immediately evacuated the house.
York County firefighters were quickly on scene responding to the report of a house fire. When they got on scene, firefighters made entry into the structure and found heavy smoke and fire conditions within the building. After extinguishing the flames, it was determined that the fire started in the kitchen area. The fire remains under investigation.
In talking with those on scene, the occupant indicated that the newly installed smoke detectors woke her and alerted her to the fire, allowing for her escape.
For more information about smoke detector installations, call the York County Department of Fire and Life Safety at 890-3600.


Board seeks applicants for the Stormwater Advisory Committee
March 19, 2012
The York County Board of Supervisors is currently seeking applications from county citizens interested in serving on the York County Stormwater Advisory Committee. 
The Stormwater Advisory Committee develops and implements public education and outreach programs on stormwater issues; attempts to increase public involvement and participation in stormwater issues; provides increased citizen access to county staff for stormwater and drainage issues; and assists county staff and the Board of Supervisors in identifying drainage problems throughout the county and developing priorities for stormwater drainage projects.
The Stormwater Advisory Committee meets the third Thursday of every other month at 7 p.m. in York Hall in Yorktown.
York County citizens interested in applying for appointment to the York County Stormwater Advisory Committee may obtain an application at the County Administrator's Office at 224 Ballard Street in Yorktown, or by calling 890-3320. Applications may also be obtained and filed by visiting, clicking on On-Line Services, and clicking on Board Bank Application.
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