Lincoln Fire Department and American Red Cross to Install Free Smoke Alarms in Lincoln
Residents Encouraged to Schedule an Installation Appointment

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[March 15, 2017]   LINCOLN - The American Red Cross and Lincoln Fire Department are teaming up to install free smoke alarms in Lincoln on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Volunteers will install free smoke alarms, share home fire safety information and help residents create a home fire escape plan.

Free smoke alarms will be installed by appointment on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10am to 2pm. To make an appointment, Lincoln residents can text the word ĎAlarmí to 844-811-0100, visit getasmokealarm.org or call the Red Cross at 844-319-6560, ext. 9. There is no charge for the smoke alarms or the installation.

This event is part of the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, which aims to reduce home fire injuries and deaths by 25 percent. The event is also part of the American Red Cross Central and Southern Illinois Centennial Celebration.

Volunteers are needed for this installation event. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Laura.Streid@redcross.org.

SIMPLE STEPS TO SAVE LIVES

Even as the Red Cross and other groups install smoke alarms in some neighborhoods, they are calling on everyone to take two simple steps that can save lives: check their existing smoke alarms and practice fire drills at home. To learn more, visit redcross.org/csil-homefire.

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To make a financial donation to the Red Cross to help people affected by house fires and other disasters here in the United States and around the world, people can visit redcross.org/csil, call (844) 319-6560 or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 (to make a $10 donation).

[Trish Burnett, Regional Communications Director, American Red Cross]

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