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Red Cross, Lafayette FD host Sound the Alarm event

Volunteers install free smoke alarms in Lafayette neighborhood
Posted at 9:01 PM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-01 21:23:21-05

The American Red Cross partnered with the Lafayette Fire Department to host a smoke alarm installation event on Saturday.

The Red Cross and fire department installed free smoke alarms and provide home fire safety education to neighbors in the Washington Heights Subdivision.

The volunteer event supports Red Cross' national Sound the Alarm. Save a Life campaign.

Teams met at Fellowship Full Gospel Church on Friendship St. and then proceeded into the neighborhood to install alarms.

Sound the Alarm is part of a campaign that aims to educate families on the importance of smoke alarms. They also raise funds to help families prepare for and respond to fires.

American Red Cross Regional Director of Communications and Marketing Stephanie Wagner explained the group's process.

"Anytime there is a home fire fatality, we will do a canvassing in that neighborhood within about two to three weeks of the event happening. When we come into the communities, we'll work with our partners, our faith-based partners as well as the fire department, to determine maybe higher risk communities."

To learn more about the campaign, click here.