Volunteers needed to help Red Cross install free smoke alarms

Volunteers are needed to help install smoke alarms during Sound the Alarm.

The Dayton Area Chapter of the Red Cross is looking for volunteers during scheduled appointments on April 30, May 2, 4, 8, and 10.

The Red Cross is a non-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

The Dayton Area Chapter began serving the Dayton community in 1917, and over the last 100 years has helped thousands of people affected by local disasters such as home fires, floods, tornadoes, and seasonal emergencies.

Sound the Alarm is a home fire safety and smoke alarm installation campaign with the goal of installing 100,000 free smoke alarms in homes across the county between April 28 and May 13.

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"Dayton's goal is to install 850 alarms during this time frame, but we need the public's help to do it," said Cory Paul, Dayton Area Red Cross Chapter Executive. "60% of fire deaths are due to no or non-working smoke alarms, and Dayton area residents can make a significant and positive impact in that statistic by helping with smoke alarm installations."

7 people across the country die per day due to home fires, so the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign is making a difference by having installed over one million smoke alarms across the nation.

As a result of these installations, there have been 416 documented saves across the country, and 16 saves in the Greater Cincinnati-Dayton region.

To volunteer, go to SoundtheAlarm.org/Dayton, and Red Cross will provide training and needed equipment.

For more information about the Red Cross, call 937-222-6711.

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