PUBLISHED: 5:14 PM on Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Angoon sets smoke/carbon monoxide detector checks
ANGOON - The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium and Admiralty Research and Development Program will be doing in-home checks and installations of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on Monday, Jan. 13, in Angoon.

SEARHC Environmental Health Field Specialist Paul Audette and SEARHC Community Injury Prevention Coordinator Jennifer (Duncan) Young are flying to Angoon from Sitka to perform the checks. They will be working with Melissa Cullum, Project Facilitator from the Admiralty Research and Development Program.

The SEARHC Injury Prevention Department awarded the Admiralty Research and Development Program a $2,892 grant this fall for a smoke and carbon monoxide detector project. Many homes in Angoon rely on wood stoves for heat during the winter, and the project will make sure each home has working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

A house fire in February 2007 claimed the lives of two Angoon residents and sent two more to Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau so they could be treated for smoke inhalation.

Angoon residents can schedule an in-home smoke or carbon monoxide detector or installation by signing up at the SEARHC Angoon Health Center, the Angoon Senior Center, the Angoon Post Office or the Angoon Trading Company.

For more information, contact Jennifer Young at 966-8866 or Paul Audette at 966-8742 in Sitka, Melissa Cullum at 788-3301, or the SEARHC Angoon Health Center at 788-4600.