Red Cross accepting requests to install smoke alarms


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Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a home fire. Countless others suffer injuries. To combat these tragic statistics, the American Red Cross has launched a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of deaths and injuries due to home fires by 25 percent over a five year period. The Home Fire Campaign is happening all over the country and involves Red Cross workers joining with local fire departments and community groups to visit neighborhoods at high risk for fires. Those visits include educating people about fire safety through door-to-door visits and installation of smoke alarms in some of these neighborhoods

The American Red Cross Ohio Buckeye Region has set up a toll free phone line and an online form to accept requests for free home fire safety visits and smoke alarm installations, as part of the Home Fire Campaign. Call 1-844-207-4509 to request a free home safety visit and smoke alarm installation from the Red Cross and our local partners.

“This is another way for us to protect families and communities from home fires” says Todd James, Executive Director of the North Central Ohio Chapter. “Installing smoke alarms cuts the risk of someone dying from a home fire in half, so we’re excited to be able to offer this life-saving service to the community.”

James says the Red Cross is also recruiting local volunteers to join the Home Fire Campaign team. Anyone interested in volunteering for an installation team can contact the Red Cross at (419) 422-9322 or [email protected]

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