CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - As part of the American Red Cross’ “Sound the Alarm” and fire safety program, the organization will be installing over 2,000 smoke alarms for free in homes throughout the Tri-State.
Volunteers will be installing the alarms from April 27 to May 12.
The American Red Cross says home fires kill seven people each day in the U.S. and active smoke alarms will cut the risk in half.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there were 3,400 deaths in fire-related incidents in 2017 which was a 96% jump from 2008.
“Sound the Alarm” is a part of a nationwide initiative to install 100,000 smoke alarms.
On Saturday, the American Red Cross will be installing alarms in conjunction with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful’s Neighborhood Enhancement program.
Volunteers can sign up on the Sound the Alarm website and are expected to meet at the Camp Washington Community Center at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Contact the American Red Cross for more information.