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Red Cross to install free smoke alarms around area neighborhoods

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The Cincinnati Red Cross chapter announced that they will be installing free smoke alarms around the area. 

Officials with the group say the “Red Cross Mega Blitz: A Cause for Alarms,” is something they've been planning to do for some time. 

According to the group, they will install nearly 1,000 free smoke alarms in Over-The-Rhine and Mount Auburn in Cincinnati. In Kentucky, the group will target Newport, Bellevue and Dayton. 

"Smoke alarms buy you time to get out of the house alive. and that's the sole purpose of why we're doing this. Smoke alarms save lives, it's expensive for us, it's time consuming for us, but it saves lives and that's the reason why we're doing this," said Skip Tate.

The blitz will begin in May. 

The group did a similar blitz in 2015. The Red Cross targeted some of the region’s most vulnerable communities and installed more than 3,000 free smoke alarms.

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