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Free smoke detectors for residents in the Oakland neighborhood

Vaseline 4 weeks ago

OAKLAND, California.The American Red Cross teamed up with the Oakland Fire Department for a fire safety event on Saturday.

The two agencies are working with dozens of volunteers who go door to door to install free smoke detectors in Oakland as part of an annual event called Sound the Alarm.

This year it will take place in an Oakland neighborhood near Partridge Avenue, where a deadly house fire occurred last December.

“This is part of our signature campaign… to prepare for house fires, so we’re installing free smoke detectors… we’re talking about home fire safety, what to do and what not to do…,” said a volunteer .

The Sound the Alarm program is funded by donations from partners such as State Farm, FEMA and PG&E.