The Alton Fire Chief is putting out a call to all residents of the city to get their street number placed in a highly visible place on their house. The campaign called "Help Us Find You" identified numerous houses without numbers when the count began in September. The department has begun placing numbers on the houses that were identified earlier.
Fire Chief Bernie Sebold says locating a home quickly can save precious minutes when someone is in need of help, and this phase of the project is off to a good start.
In some cases, Sebold says they have seen streets with 15 homes and at least half without numbers. He says the help of donations of cash by the Optimist and Exchange Clubs combined with St. Peter's Hardware selling the numbers at-cost helped make this project possible.