RENO, NV (December 13, 2019) Whether shopping for yourself or looking for the perfect present for someone, why not give the gift of safety with the installation of a free smoke alarm from the American Red of Northern Nevada?
Through its Home Fire Campaign, the Red Cross offers smoke alarms and installation to all Northern Nevada residents. This is a free service and there is no obligation. During the installation, Red Cross volunteers will customize escape plans and share education information.
To request a free smoke alarm installation for yourself or a loved one, contact the Red Cross of Northern Nevada at 775-954-1185. Please leave name, address, zip code and phone number.
The smoke alarm initiative is part of the Home Fire Campaign, launched by the Red Cross in 2014, with the goal of reducing the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent. “Every day seven people in this country die in a home fire and another 36 people are hurt,” stated Zanny Marsh, executive director of the Northern Nevada Chapter. Unfortunately, most of these deaths occur in homes that lack working smoke alarms.” Additional facts and statistics:
More than $7 billion in property damage occurs every year due to home fires.
Smoke alarms cut the risk of death from a home fire in half.
Three out of every five home fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or smoke alarms that do not work.
Older adults are more likely to die in home fires than in other age groups.
Home fires are the most frequent disaster to which the Red Cross responds. Since July 1 of this year, the Northern Nevada chapter has responded to 66 home fires in its service area.