Red Cross 'Sounds Alarm' About Fire Safety | WGLT

Red Cross 'Sounds Alarm' About Fire Safety

Apr 9, 2019

The American Red Cross plans to install 50 to 100 smoke alarms in Bloomington-Normal homes later this month as part of its annual Sound the Alarm event.

Red Cross volunteers are taking part in a national Home Fire campaign to save lives by getting more smoke alarms installed in homes.

“We have lost 16 people since the beginning of the year in our region alone,” Lyn Hruska, chief executive officer of American Red Cross Central and Southern Illinois, “and these are preventable deaths. This does not have to happen and we can impact change by making sure working smoke alarms are in our homes. Working smoke alarms reduce risk by 50 percent.”  

The Red Cross plans to install the smoke alarms in the Bloomington-Normal area on Saturday, April 27, and in the Peoria area on May 4.

Anyone interested in getting a smoke alarm installed can call the Red Cross at (855) 206-2662 or register at getasmokealarm.org.

The Red Cross installed 1,900 smoke alarms and helped households create 1,000 disaster plans in the Central and Southern Red Cross region which serves 78 counties.

The Red Cross installed 1,900 smoke alarms and helped households create 1,000 disaster plans in the Central and Southern Red Cross region which serves 78 counties. 

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