Volunteers install smoke detectors in this Red Cross file photo. Submitted photo.

Syracuse Fire Department Partnering with Red Cross for Smoke Detector Installations

SYRACUSE, Ohio – On July 20, 2019 members of the Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department is partnering with the American Red Cross to do door to door free smoke detector installation.

The smoke detector installation will start at 9 a.m. If any citizens would want to help they are meeting at the firehouse at 8 a.m. The Red Cross is doing this nation wide and have installed over 1 million so far.

According to the American Red Cross website, “Every day, 7 people die in home fires and tragically, most victims die in homes that don’t have working smoke alarms. The Red Cross wants to do everything we can to prevent these needless tragedies – that’s why we launched our Home Fire Campaign. Volunteer participants work alongside fire departments and other local groups, canvassing at-risk neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing alarms, educate families about fire prevention and safety, and fundraise for this lifesaving mission.”