Orange County firefighters, Red Cross volunteers install free smoke alarms in Parramore

ORLANDO, Fla. — People living in Parramore are a little safer from fires.

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Members of the American Red Cross of Central Florida and Orlando Fire Rescue headed out into the neighborhood on Saturday.

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They installed 83 free smoke alarms in nearly 60 homes.

Photos: Orange County firefighters, Red Cross volunteers install free smoke alarms in Parramore

Firefighters also helped educate people living in the Parramore community about home fire safety.

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This was all part of the American Red Cross’ Home Fire Campaign, which started in 2014.

The campaign uses a doorstep education approach with volunteers who provide fire safety education.

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The American Red Cross said it responds to a disaster every eight minutes, and the vast majority are home fires that claim around seven lives every day.

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