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Red Cross volunteers installing free smoke alarms

Posted at 12:43 PM, Apr 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-27 13:43:38-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — American Red Cross volunteers and partners are visiting Omaha homes to install free smoke alarms on Saturday, April 27th and Monday, April 29th. It's part of the national "Sound the Alarm" effort against home fires.

During the two-week push, volunteers will be in 100 cities where there's a high risk of home fires.

Most deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms.

Volunteers are canvassing high-risk neighborhoods in Omaha and putting up free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms and helping families create escape plans.

A group will be in North Omaha between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday.

They'll continue the effort on Monday in South Omaha from 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m.