On Friday November 1, 2019, the City of York and the City of York Department of Fire/Rescue Services will be conducting a ribbon cutting ceremony of our new Fire Safety House. The ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the first block of N. Beaver St. and will be on display for the public throughout First Friday.
The Fire Safety House was originally a project that Lisa Altland started to honor her husband, retired Assistant Chief Greg Altland prior to retiring. Lisa and Greg started working on numerous fundraisers to secure the funding for this fire prevention tool. Chief Altland was able to secure a sizeable donation from Gladfelter Insurance/VFIS. Their combined effort was instrumental in making this project a reality.
Others joined in the fundraising efforts as well. Jenna Jansen, wife of firefighter Glenn Jansen, Jr., was able to secure sizeable donations from Wahl Clippers, Metropolitan Edison and WellSpan Health. The combination of these fundraising efforts of Jenna, Greg, and Lisa secured the funding to purchase the Fire Safety House.
In order to apply the finishing touches to the Fire Safety House, additional fundraising was needed. Greg and his wife started additional fundraising efforts. The York-based design company Graphik Masters joined these efforts by designing, producing, and installing the artwork on the Fire Safety House at a reduced cost.
Thank you to all who assisted with this endeavor. This fire prevention tool will be able to assist the Fire Department with teaching children and adults how to prevent fires and what to do in the event of a fire in their home. This tool will undoubtedly save lives for many years to come within the City of York.
Date: Friday November 1, 2019
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: First block of N. Beaver St.