Help Install Free Smoke Alarms with the Red Cross

//Help Install Free Smoke Alarms with the Red Cross

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Join the Red Cross to canvass neighborhoods with information on smoke detector installations.

The goal is to reduce the number of fire deaths and injuries in the U.S. by 25% within the next five years and with your help, we can do it!

Local volunteers will meet families by going door-to-door to:

  • Install smoke alarms and replace batteries
  • Review a fire safety and home hazard checklist
  • Create a fire escape plan

This is a great opportunity for volunteers to learn about and lead this campaign across the region. If you are available and interested in participating, contact Guillermo Sanchez, Guillermo.Sanchez@redcross.org. For current Red Cross volunteers, log in to Volunteer Connection.

Free Smoke Alarm Installations MySafe:LA, the nonprofit that collaborates with the Los Angeles Fire Department and other agencies, is installing free smoke alarms in homes that are without working alarms.

There are probably close to half a million homes in Los Angeles with either no alarms, or with alarms that are very old. MySafe:LA conducts a full home inspection when they install new smoke alarms. If there are other fire hazards, the resident is told about them and offered education to mitigate the risk related to the hazard. Free family escape plans and fire safety brochures are also provided.

There is no charge for the smoke alarms or for the installation. For more information and to schedule your free smoke alarm installation, visit www.MySafeLA.org.

 

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