Free Smoke Detectors: Gadsden

Organizations throughout East Alabama celebrated today’s holiday by making it a day of service. Two groups in Gadsden spent the morning talking about fire safety. The Etowah/Cherokee Chapter of the American Red Cross teamed up with the Gadsden Fire Department to distribute free smoke detectors in parts of East Gadsden.  The effort was part of the Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign which is an effort to reduce fire-related deaths by twenty-five percent over the next five years. Using statistics provided by the fire department to pinpoint at-risk neighborhoods, Red Cross volunteers and firefighters went door-to-door talking with residents about fire safety and installing free smoke detectors.  East Gadsden resident Christine Jensen was happy to welcome the volunteers into her home. Residents in the Gadsden area who would like more information on having a free smoke detector delivered and installed in your home, call the Etowah/Cherokee Red Cross at 256-547-8667.


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