More Than 200 Free Fire Alarms Installed in Carrington


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N.D. ( – Red Cross Volunteers from Jamestown, Valley City, Fargo, Grand Forks and the UND Red Cross Club teamed up with the Carrington Fire Department Saturday afternoon to install free smoke alarms in the community.

“Dozens of families are better prepared in case of a home fire emergency following the installation event in Carrington,” stated Chief Communications Officer Gretchen Hjelmstad with American Red Cross – Dakotas Region. “The even was possible due to the partnership between the American Red Cross and Carrington Volunteer Fire and Rescue.

According to the American Red Cross Association, volunteers assisted nearly 100 people in 47 single-family homes in the area. With some houses needing more than one alarm, more than 200 smoke alarms were distributed and installed on April 8th.

The event is part of the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, launched in 2014 to reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by home fires.

Below are some photos courtesy of the American Red Cross Association.

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