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Red Cross Continues to Reduce Home Fire Deaths and Injuries


Chester County, PA The American Red Cross home fire campaign continues in Parkesburg, PA next weekend. The Red Cross is partnering with the Keystone Valley Fire Department to install smoke alarms in the community.

Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a fire. The Red Cross campaign focuses on joining fire departments and community groups to install smoke alarms in communities with high numbers of fires and encouraging everyone to practice their fire escape plans.

The Red Cross will be going through Parkesburg Borough, Highland Township, Sadsbury Township and West Sadsbury Township on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to install smoke alarms in homes that need them and teach people about what they can do now to be prepared should a fire break out in their home.

“If you have a working smoke alarm, double check their batteries to be safe” said Adrian Grieve Executive Director of the American Red Cross Tri-County Chapter, “If you need a working smoke alarm, please email the Keystone Valley Fire Department at  to schedule your installation appointment.” The Red Cross will also help you develop a fire safety plan.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the America public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @ARC_EasternPA and @RedCrossTriCnty.