Published: Mon, April 30, 2018
Health Care | By Belinda Paul

Red Cross And City Of Utica Team Up To Sound The Alarm

Red Cross And City Of Utica Team Up To Sound The Alarm

For more information about the program and to schedule an installation, contact the Red Cross.

Hundreds of Joplin residents receive free fire alarms from the Red Cross. Nationally, the Red Cross will hold a series of smoke alarm installation and fire safety events in more than 100 high-risk communities.

The Red Cross said the event will hopefully reduce the number of deaths and injuries from house fires. "The American Red Cross wants to improve the odds and save lives".

The agency will also help families create fire escape plans and replace batteries in working alarms.

Sat, April 28 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. There were 14 more deaths from home fires compared to the same time past year.

This Saturday they will be installing smoke detectors for free in homes around Charleston.

WQAD is a proud sponsor of the Sound the Alarm initiative.

"Smoke alarms are very important because they will wake you up if you are asleep at night", Chief Owens said.

"I think it was still working, but it was over 10 years old". Since then, The Red Cross has accomplished so much: 348 lives saved 1,135,679 smoke alarms installed 471,738 households made safer 1,019,644 youth reached through campaign.

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