The American Red Cross is offering free smoke alarms and free alarm installation for residents who make appointments by calling the toll free number 844-207-4509. The alarms are equipped with 10-year batteries.
Red Cross reps installing the alarms will discuss with residents steps to take to prevent fires and steps to take in the event of a fire.
The Red Cross recommends:
– Testing smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.
– Talking with all family members about a fire escape plan and practicing the plan twice a year. The goal is to be able to exit the home within two minutes.
– In the event of a fire in your home, get out, stay out and call for help. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.