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American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign

April 25, 2016 Events  No comments

FROSTBURG — Red Cross volunteers and Frostburg Fire Department members scoured the city Saturday, searching for residents in need of smoke alarms.

For six hours, the team of community-minded volunteers knocked on doors of Frostburg residents in an effort to educate about fire safety and fire evacuation plans. The city and nearby areas were visited by teams that arrived by various fire department apparatus.

If no life-saving smoke alarms were present in the home or if the homeowner wanted to replace one, new smoke detectors were provided, courtesy of the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign. The initiative was designed to reduce the number of fire deaths and injuries across the country by as much as 25 percent over the next five years.

“We have seen firsthand the

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