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 spot on their house. The campaign is called "Help Us Find You," and is just getting started. Alton Fire Chief Bernie Sebold says locating a home quickly can save precious minutes when someone is in need of help.
In some cases, Sebold says a street with 15 homes has at least half without numbers. Owner-occupied homes that meet certain financial levels may be eligible for free numbers. The Alton Optimist's Club, realizing the importance of this campaign, has donated $100 to the cause, and St. Peter's Hardware has agreed to sell the numbers at cost, according to Sebold. For more information, call the Alton Fire Department at 463-3565.