Sign up to help install smoke alarms in Norfolk. Here’s when

(Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Norfolk Fire-Rescue)
(Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Norfolk Fire-Rescue)

NORFOLK — Every day seven people die in home fires, and the Red Cross wants to do everything they can to prevent these tragedies.

Volunteers work alongside fire departments and other local groups, canvassing at-risk neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing alarms, educate families about fire prevention and safety, and raise money to help sponsor this mission.

Norfolk Fire Station 11-3217 on Verdun Avenue is looking for volunteers on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help them install smoke alarms and help the community protect their homes from fires.

The event is in partnership with the Red Cross’s Home Fire Campaign.

In the past four years of that campaign, 582 lives were saved, 1,651,273 smoke alarms have been installed, 684,260 households were made safer and 1,372,770 youth were reached through the campaign, according to their website.

Visit the Home Fire Campaign’s website to find out more information about how you can get involved.

Click here to sign up to volunteer with the fire department.

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