American Red Cross installs free smoke alarms in Parramore, educates residents on fire safety

ORLANDO, Fla. — The American Red Cross of Central Florida educated residents on fire safety Saturday.

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Volunteers teamed up with the Orlando Fire Department to go door-to-door in the Parramore community.

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They were able to install 29 smoke alarms in homes.

Photos: American Red Cross installs free smoke alarms in Parramore, educates residents on fire safety

The groups were able to service 58 homes last Saturday in the area.

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The organization advises everyone to check their home’s smoke alarm and make sure it has fresh batteries.

Officials said making communities safer is the main reason the Red Cross launched the Home Fire Campaign back in 2014.

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The American Red Cross said it responds to a disaster every eight minutes and the vast majority are home fires, claiming seven lives every day, but having working smoke alarms can cut the risk of death by half.

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