COURTESY GRAPHIC, Red Cross

COURTESY GRAPHIC, Red Cross

Red Cross offers free smoke alarms and installation

Households in need encouraged to visit: GetASmokeAlarm.org

Through the generosity of donors and volunteers, free smoke alarms are available right now for installation by the American Red Cross.

Community members are encouraged to reach out and register households that are in need, those that cannot afford to purchase smoke alarms or for those who are physically unable to install them. Having a smoke alarm in your home can cut the risk of death from a fire in half.

Request smoke alarms and installation at: GetASmokeAlarm.org

“Home fires can happen to anyone, and sadly, these crises can be caused by everyday activities like cooking a meal at home,” said Alex Dieffenbach, Northwest Region CEO. “To protect your family, please check your smoke alarms monthly and if you don’t have working alarms – let us provide and install them for you.”

A recent Home Fire Safety Survey conducted by the American Red Cross showed that almost all people surveyed said they’ve engaged in ordinary activities that are among the leading causes of home fires. For example:

• More than 70 percent of people said they’ve left the kitchen while cooking on the stove.

• Nearly three in five adults have walked away from their grill while cooking.

• Nearly one-third of people left the room or fell asleep while burning candles.

To help stay safe, the Red Cross urges everyone to always supervise cooking equipment and candles, and follow additional safety tips at redcross.org/homefires. For more information about the national survey, see this video and infographic.

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