Red Cross partners with local fire departments to install free fire alarms

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BISMARCK, N.D. - In the past year, the American Red Cross installed 4,000 fire alarms in the region, saving more than 300 lives.

The Red Cross partnered with local fire departments, police departments and volunteers to install free fire alarms.

The Sound the Alarm Campaign's goal is to educate people on preventing tragedies like fires.

"To create a conversation from the youth to the grownups in the home of 'what do we do in case of a fire, what should we do?' That could be a dinner conversation, that could be a driving to the mall conversation, but it's a conversation that needs to be had," said Rob Stotz, Sound the Alarm Campaign executive director.

During the winter months the American Red Cross says they see a rise in home fires because of alternate heating methods like space heaters.
If you'd like to volunteer or get a fire alarm you can go to getasmokealarm.org/.