Red Cross, firefighters install free smoke detectors in Hattiesburg homes

Red Cross, firefighters install free smoke detectors in Hattiesburg homes

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -The American Red Cross and the Hattiesburg Fire Department teamed up Saturday to install free smoke detectors in dozens of Hub City homes.

Several teams of Red Cross volunteers and firefighters worked neighborhoods in the Irene Chapel and Palmer’s Crossing communities, as well as areas near William Carey University.

It was part of a program called, “Sound the Alarm, Save a Life.”

“We’re installing smoke alarms in homes that need them in order to hopefully, save lives in future home fires,” said Angie Grajeda, disaster program manager for the American Red Cross in Southeast Mississippi.

“We were out last weekend and just canvassed to let people know we were coming,” Grajeda said. “We had lots of people call in and say they definitely wanted us to come.”

The Red Cross and firefighters will return on Thursday, May 9, to install more smoke alarms.

If you’d like a free smoke alarm, contact the American Red Cross office in Hattiesburg at (601) 582-8152.

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