This fall, Montana Red Cross has teamed up with local partners to bring fire safety to Montana communities. Billings. As part of a nationwide effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from home fires by 25% in 5 years, teams of volunteers are installing install free smoke alarms in several local communities.
On October 3, volunteers representing the American Red Cross of Montana, the Billings and Roundup Fire Departments, the United Way of Yellowstone County, Team Rubicon, Servpro, Rocky Mountain College, Rocky Mountain College Ladies Equestrian Team and Archie Cochran Ford installed free smoke alarms in Billings and Roundup. Anyone from those communities who was not home that morning and still wants a free smoke alarm installed in their home can call Abbra Firman at 1-800-272-6668.
On October 23, the Red Cross is partnering with Great Falls Fire and Rescue and the United Way of Cascade County to install free smoke alarms in as many as 250 Great Falls homes, as part of United Way’s annual Day of Caring. If you would like a new smoke alarm installed in your home, please call 1-800-272-6668 by Oct. 17.
“In the United States, 7 people die and 36 people suffer injuries as a result of home fires every day,” says Diane Wright, Executive Director for Montana Red Cross.