West Fargo Fire and American Red Cross Bring Gifts for Fire Safety
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10 teams visited more than 300 homes and installed 174 smoke alarms.
The West Fargo Fire Department and American Red Cross team up to help make sure people are ready if a fire hits their home.
As part of the Red Cross’s Operation Lifesaver Initiative, firefighters and Red Cross volunteers went door to door offering free smoke detectors.
Ten teams handed out over 300-fire detectors, as well as, free fire safety and preparedness information to people living in the Brookwood area.
“We’re trying to make sure they’re getting one inside of every sleeping corridor. Most fire fatalities happen at night when people are sleeping. So if we can get the smoke alarm actually in that bedroom it alerts them quicker, and there able to get up and get out,” said West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller.
The Red Cross has been partnering with fire fighters across the F-M area offering the service for over a year.