Red Cross offers free smoke alarms to Central Falls neighborhoods

This is a photo of a Red Cross truck. (WLNE)

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WLNE) — The American Red Cross canvassed their “Sound the Alarm” campaign for fire safety awareness in a local neighborhood on Saturday.

Advocates and members of the Red Cross braved the rain, going door-to-door offering free smoke alarms and free installation.

Samantha Miller, regional communications manager for the Red Cross in Connecticut and Rhode Island said on average, you only have two minutes to escape a housefire, making smoke alarms a key to preventing serious damages or injuries.

“It is so important — About seven lives every year are lost due to home fires so that’s why we’re out here today making sure that everyone knows that we do install free smoke alarms and give folks fire safety tips as well,” Miller said.

The installations are scheduled for April 29, in the neighborhoods they canvassed.

Information on the Sound the Alarm campaign can be found here.

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