Red Cross helps Sound the Alarm for safety

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BRATTLEBORO — The American Red Cross New Hampshire and Vermont Region's Disaster Cycle Services Team, Red Cross volunteers and Brattleboro Fire Department installed more than 60 free smoke alarms during a Sound the Alarm home fire safety event on Oct. 12 in Brattleboro.

"We are grateful for everyone's support of the event, which helped make 167 households safer from home fires," said Maria Devlin, CEO of American Red Cross New Hampshire and Vermont. "Together with local partners, we will build on the event's success to continue providing free, lifesaving resources for families in need."

During the Sound the Alarm event in Brattleboro, more than 10 Red Cross volunteers and members of Brattleboro Fire Department canvassed neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms in homes, replace batteries in existing alarms and help families create home fire escape plans.

This Sound the Alarm event is part of the national Home Fire Campaign, which the Red Cross launched in 2014 to reduce fire deaths and injuries with partners. So far, the campaign has reached more than 1.7 million people and saved more than 600 lives nationwide.

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