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Red Cross to install more than 1,200 smoke alarms Saturday

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the American Red Cross is partnering with area fire departments to install free smoke alarms in some neighborhoods later this month.

Organizers of “Red Cross Mega Blitz: A Cause for Alarms,” say the April 29 event is one they've planned for a long time.

Working with area fire departments, the Red Cross will put in nearly 1,200 free smoke alarms across the Cincinnati neighborhoods of Bond Hill, Madisonville, Oakley and Paddock Hills.

The neighboring communities of Norwood and St. Bernard also are participating.

In northern Kentucky, the group will target Covington, Bellevue and Dayton. 

"Smoke alarms buys you time to get out of the house alive. and that's the sole purpose of why we're doing this," said Skip Tate, spokesman for the Cincinnati Red Cross chapter.

"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."

You can volunteer to help out with the event, CLICK HERE.

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