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1,000 Free Smoke Alarms Installed in the St. Louis Area

Red Cross Saint Louis 1,000 Free Smoke Alarms
We know that one working smoke alarm in a home increases the chance of surviving a home fire by 50 percent...

Since announcing the Fire Preparedness Program in mid-February, the American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri has installed 1,000 smoke alarms in the region. Families requested the FREE alarms installation from the Red Cross Fire Alarm hotline, 314-516-2797. That line remains active to request FREE smoke alarms installations.

“We know that one working smoke alarm in a home increases the chance of surviving a home fire by 50 percent. It’s our mission to see that every home in the region has working smoke alarms,” said Cindy Erickison, Red Cross CEO.

In partnership with Florissant Valley and Riverview fire districts, Red Cross volunteers will install more free smoke alarms this weekend, April 18 and 19, in North St. Louis County. Those wishing to volunteer for the project during National Volunteer Week should meet at the Red Cross, 10195 Corporate Square Drive, at 9 a.m. Saturday or Sunday for instructions. For more information on the installation blitz, call 314-516-2800

The number to call for FREE smoke alarms and installation is 314-516-2797. If the phone keeps ringing, it means the voicemail is full and we are working to pull messages. Please keep trying your call.

Thanks to Firehouse Subs for providing lunch for our volunteers who provided installation services.

For more information on the event or to interview program leaders, please contact Peggy Barnhart at 314-516-2712.

The American Red Cross of Greater St. Louis is a proud member agency of the United Way, which makes significant investments every year in Red Cross services.

About the American Red Cross of Greater St. Louis:

Celebrating 97 years of dedicated service in the region, the American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies. Thousands of volunteers and generous donors provide community support services including disaster relief, preparedness efforts, training in lifesaving skills, service to military families and blood services. The Greater St. Louis Region covers St. Louis City, and 66 surrounding counties in Missouri and Illinois. All disaster relief services are free. To learn more about the Red Cross and how you can help, contact your local Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit