Life Savers

Red Cross installs 163 smoke alarms

Photo submitted for publication Majorie Lewis, left, and Aletha Pagett took part in the American Red Cross Smoke Alarm Installation Event on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Warren and the surrounding areas.

One hundred sixty-three smoke alarms were installed as the result of a recent American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign Installation event.

Over 25 volunteers participated in the Nov. 19 event that was based at the North Warren Fire Hall , according to Pam Masi, executive director of the American Red Cross of Northwestern Pennsylvania.

“Local residents called in to set up appointments for Red Cross volunteers to visit their home, install free smoke alarms and help to educate families on the dangers of home fires,” Masi said. “Volunteers talked to families on how to prevent fires, how to prepare their family and the importance in having working smoke alarms, testing them monthly and having a home escape plan for everyone in the family.”

Anyone who wants more information on the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign is asked to call (814) 817-4043 while anyone interested in volunteering in the effort is asked to call (814) 706-7066.

“The goal of the program is to save lives by reducing the threat that home fires pose to a families safety,” Masi said.