Members Volunteer: Smoke Detector Installs / Local 71 Partners With American Red Cross - Alaska

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Local 71 Members are Hard Workers, and Good Neighbors. We're partnering with American Red Cross - Alaska to "Sound The Alarm" by volunteering to help install smoke detectors in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Rural Alaskan Communities.

Every day, seven people die in home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives. The American Red Cross wants to improve the odds and save lives- that’s why we launched our Home Fire Campaign in 2014. A critical part of the campaign is Sound the Alarm, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country.

Together with fire departments and other community partners, Red Cross volunteers:
Canvass at-risk neighborhoods
Install free smoke alarms
Replace batteries in existing alarms
Provide fire prevention and safety education

In just three years, our home visits have accomplished so much, including the installation of more than 1 million smoke alarms and preparing more than 1 million people against home fires.

Go to the official website to volunteer, or to request rural installs: