Westmoreland firefighters to distribute 9-volt batteries to communities
About 50 Westmoreland County fire departments will give out 9-volt batteries to households as part of a grant from Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling. The organization got 18,480 batteries through a 2018 Duracell/Keep America Beautiful grant.
The departments will each get a case of batteries to distribute around daylight savings time on March 10. Westmoreland Cleanways director Ellen Keefe said department members plan door-to-door visits and events to connect with their communities as a reminder to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
“Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling is fortunate to be able to share the donation of 9-volt batteries from Duracell with fire departments throughout Westmoreland County,” Keefe said in a release. “The (firefighters) can best get the batteries to where they are needed most.”
For a list of participating fire departments, call 724-879-4020.
Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, email@example.com or via Twitter .