LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) – On October 1, the Longview Fire Department and the American Red Cross will install free smoke alarms in the community.
To request a free smoke alarm, provide your name, phone number, and address by:
- Leaving a message (903) 753-2091
- Text (903) 483-7211
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The effort is being done to reduce the amount of home fires that happens in the country every eight minutes.
“We just see the devastation that it causes, the challenges people face, and this is a proactive approach to prevent that and to give people an increased chance of escaping a house fire with their lives,” said Nicki Capaldo, the director of the Red Cross in Longview. “Your life is precious and there is no replacement for that, especially if you have children or elderly residents.”
The Red Cross also wants to remind homeowners to replace the alarm’s battery every year, and the entire device every ten years.
More information about the American Red Cross’s #EndHomeFires campaign can be found on their website.