Red Cross Partners with Fire Dept. for Smoke Detectors

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio — “We’re going to be canvassing neighborhoods down in Sycamore Estates up near, over in Sonora.”

Tim Callahan, Disaster Program Manager for the American Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio, points out smoke detectors save lives. “We’re going to be canvassing the neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms for folks, working with the fire department,” Callahan says.

The Red Cross chapter near Norwich partners with fire departments several times a year to install smoke detectors in homes.

“Saves lives. Gets people out. When we do this, we install the smoke alarms and we also do an education piece where we talk about fire safety, we talk about getting out of the house, different things like that. A big, important part is a rally point, if anything were to happen, make sure everybody is in the same spot so you’re not looking for folks that maybe think they didn’t get out of the house or something,” Callahan adds.

Volunteers will be distributing smoke detectors in the Sycamore Estates area Saturday between 10am and 2pm.

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