The American Red Cross, Blendon Township and Westerville all want to lessen the odds of people being injured or killed in house fires. A recurring issue in many homes is they lack properly working smoke detectors, whether they are nonfunctioning or simply absent. The new Sound the Alarm campaign aims to help correct this problem. Red Cross volunteers, fire fighters, and other partners will be walking neighborhoods door-to-door installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms, and providing fire prevention and safety education.
Sound the Alarm is currently scheduled for the Sunbury Woods Subdivision on Saturday, October 27th, between the hours of 9:00 a.m.and noon. The goal is to visit every home and make hundreds of families safer. Remember, existing smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years. Watch for updates at www.blendontwp.org.
WORKING SMOKE DETECTORS SAVE LIVES
If you or anyone that you know is interested in having a FREE smoke detector installed in your home now, please call our non-emergency Fire Department number at 614-901-6600. They will be happy to schedule an appointment today! If you call, they’ll install!