Red Cross and Sutherlin Fire Department team up to prevent house fires

The American Red Cross & the Sutherlin Fire Department are teaming up to sound the alarm and help save lives from house fires.

Posted: Apr 18, 2018 5:24 PM

SUTHERLIN, Ore. - The local chapter of the American Red Cross is working with the Sutherlin Fire Department to Sound the Alarm about fire safety and reduce the number of deaths caused by house fires.

Firefighters said an average of seven people dies as a result of a fire in their home every day. They said most occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Firefighters said having a working smoke alarm increases your chance of surviving a home fire by 50 percent.

On April 28, Red Cross volunteers, Sutherlin Fire officials, and local partners will install free smoke alarms in homes that need them and deliver fire safety education.

The event will kick off at the Sutherlin Senior Center at 9 a.m.

This event is part of the Sound the Alarm initiative, which includes the installation of 100,000 alarms in more than 100 communities across the country.

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