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American Red Cross raises awareness for fire safety

The American Red Cross is working to reduce the number of deaths from house fires by 25% this year.

“This is a preventable disaster,” said Rusty Devereaux, Disaster Program Manager of the American Red Cross Idaho and Montana Region.

The big reason why many of the house fires turn deadly are because many people don’t have smoke alarms or don’t change their batteries as often as they should.

Which is why the American Red Cross as well as local firefighters in our area want to make sure everyone knows fire safety is a community issue.

This Saturday, Oct. 17th, firefighters and volunteers will meet at the fire station in downtown Idaho Falls to deliver smoke alarms to four neighborhoods and anyone who needs a smoke alarm in Idaho Falls.

Firefighters in Pocatello are also handing out smoke alarms to those in need.

However, if you or someone you know is in need of a smoke alarm- please register here.

The American Red Cross is making this a continuous effort, meaning if they don’t make it to your house on Saturday you can still receive a smoke alarm anytime.

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