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Red Cross Helping Firefighters Get Smoke Alarms to Homes That Need Them

Across the state of Wisconsin, more than 50-lives are lost each year in residential fires.

By bringing the collective strength of Fire Departments across the state together with the American Red Cross initiative and drive to reduce fatalities by 25% within five-years, a strategic alliance has begun.

On Tuesday, they kicked off  a statewide movement by announcing a pledge to install 10,000 smoke alarms together. 

The Wisconsin Smoke Alarm & Fire Education (WisSAFE) coalition and the Red Cross will announce a coordinated strategy to reduce fire deaths. The groundwork has been laid as 10,000 smoke alarms have been distributed with local fire departments along with a call to action for every household to commit to key fire-prevention actions and to practice a fire escape plan.

A nationwide survey reveals who is most at risk and the best methods to reduce injuries and prevent fatalities supports the need for this campaign.

Home fires are the biggest disaster threat to individuals and families in the United States. This campaign is in direct response to that dire threat.

Since the beginning of the initiative 102 lives have been saved through smoke alarm installations and fire prevention and preparedness.

If anyone in Wisconsin needs a smoke alarm, please register by clicking here     

or text the word "Alarm' to 844-811-0100 and follow the prompts. 

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