Sound the Alarm: Red Cross brings back its smoke detector installation program

Written by on April 14, 2022

Sound the Alarm: Red Cross brings back its smoke detector installation program

By Brittany Sweeney
April 14, 2022

The Red Cross hops to install 2,500 smoke alarms in 1,000 homes over the course of the project. (Photo | WLVR)

SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. – Lehigh Valley residents will soon have the opportunity to have smoke detectors installed in their homes for free.  

After a two-year break, the American Red Cross Sound the Alarm—Save a Life event is back.  The organization is asking community volunteers and firefighters to come together and help out at-risk neighborhoods.

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Allentown’s event will begin April 30. 

Peter Brown, executive director of the Pennsylvania Rivers Red Cross chapter in Allentown, is looking forward to a robust response. 

“We’re hoping that day across the Commonwealth to install at least 2,500 alarms and hopefully talk with at least 1,000 households and help them be safer in the event of a home fire,” Brown said. 

Anyone can volunteer, Brown said, and people who are bilingual are especially in demand. 

Participants will spend the day training, then head out to homes of those who have made an appointment.

Visit redcross.org/soundthealarm to volunteer or to have smoke detectors installed.

The campaign will run from April 30 through May 22 across the Lehigh Valley.

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