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Red Cross to Install over 200 Free Smoke Alarms in Buffalo

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Volunteers from the American Red Cross will be installing free smoke alarms and providing fire safety information in homes that have requested them across Buffalo on Monday, September 21 and Tuesday, September 29. As part of the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, teams of volunteers are expecting to install over 200 smoke alarms in more than 50 homes throughout the city.

On average, seven people die every day from a home fire. The American Red Cross has launched an initiative to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25 percent over five years. The Red Cross is asking every household in America to take two simple steps: check their existing smoke alarms and practice fire drills at home. As part of the Home Fire Campaign, the Red Cross is joining with fire departments and community groups nationwide to install free smoke alarms in homes that need them. To schedule an installation, contact the American Red Cross 716-878-2353 or email smokealarms.wny@redcross.org.

For more information about the Home Fire Campaign and the installations scheduled in Buffalo September 21-22, please contact Chief Communications Officer Jay Bonafede at 716-435-7468 or joseph.bonafede@redcross.org