Red Cross volunteers install more than 1000 smoke alarms

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For more information about the program and to schedule an installation, contact the Red Cross. "Please help lower these tragic statistics by joining us in this lifesaving effort to Sound the Alarm against home fires. Batteries of a smoke detector have a life expectancy of around seven years", said Dell Sprecher, West Fargo Fire Marshal. On Saturday, volunteers installed free fire alarms in homes across East Tennessee as part of its "Sound the Alarm" campaign. The Red Cross has already responded to more than 100 home fires in the area this year.

Jackson is considered a high-risk city when it comes to fire deaths. "Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives".

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The organization installed 1,000 of the life saving devices for free in homes in Austin and Pflugerville to try to prevent injuries or deaths in the case of fires.

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Sound the Alarm is proudly sponsored by International Paper, Thomas Lawrence Campbell, HCA Foundation, FedEx, CHI Memorial, Patricia and Rodes Hart, Sedgwick, UPS and AutoZone.

Residents in the Miami Valley will have a free smoke alarm in their homes, thanks to the American Red Cross.

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