Jamie McIntyre, 509.625.7058
Friday, October 4, 2019 at 1:25 p.m.
On Saturday October 12, 2019 personnel from the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) and volunteers from the American Red Cross will be canvassing the Garland neighborhood installing free smoke alarms. The installations are part of the Red Cross’ national home fire campaign.
The American Red Cross generously donated the smoke alarms for installation. Spokane Fire Department Chief Brian Schaeffer “supports these lifesaving risk management efforts and applauds the volunteers and Red Cross staff that are leading this effort in our community.”
“Since the Red Cross started the Home Fire Campaign in 2014, we’ve saved more than 650 lives across the country. We’re excited to continue offering this program to make our local neighborhoods safer” stated Ryan Rodin, Executive Director, Greater Inland Northwest Chapter of American Red Cross.
According to the American Red Cross, every day, seven people die in home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained provide an early warning signal which could allow everyone in the home to safely escape.
Important safety messages about smoke alarms: