Red Cross looking for volunteers to install free smoke alarms

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MOUNT PROSPECT, IL – FEBRUARY 19: Smoke, Fire & Carbon Monoxide alarms are displayed in a Home Depot store February 19, 2004 in Mount Prospect, Illinois. United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that about 125 carbon-monoxide-related deaths occur each year. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Dayton Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to help install 500 free smoke alarms in homes throughout the Miami Valley during the two-week period of Sound the Alarm.

Volunteers can register now at SoundTheAlarm.org to install smoke alarms between April 27 to May 12 and help raise lifesaving donations.

Volunteers can either install-by-appointment during the two weeks or join the Red Cross as they partner with Rebuilding Together Dayton at 9 am April 27 to install smoke alarms in the Edgemont neighborhood.

The meeting point for the April 27 event is behind the St. Vincent De Paul / Montgomery County Job Center.

The Red Cross is also seeking volunteers to pre-canvass select neighborhoods to leave door hangers that encourage residents to schedule appointments for alarm installations.

Sound the Alarm is part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign which has installed more than 1.5 million smoke alarms and saved more than 500 lives in the United States since launching in 2014.

In the Miami Valley, 40 lives-saved can be attributed to Red Cross installed smoke alarms, according to the Red Cross.

To volunteer for this year’s Sound the Alarm, sign up at SoundTheAlarm.org.  To make an appointment to have free smoke alarms installed in your home call 937-221-7540.

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