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The Central and Northern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross and community partners are offering free smoke alarm installations for Syracuse residents during a Sound the Alarm home fire safety event on Saturday, May 6. Listen to Lisa Smith the Executive Director of the Central & Northern NY Chapter of the American Red Cross on Syracuse's Morning News!

Volunteers will focus on Syracuse’s Near Westside neighborhood on May 6, but home visits in other portions of the city and additional communities can be accommodated at a later date.

Residents who need assistance can register at redcross.org/STAeny or contact the Red Cross at preparedness.eny@redcross.org or 518-694-5121 for a home fire safety visit. Volunteers will also share information on the causes of home fires, how to prevent them, what to do if a fire starts and how to create an escape plan.

SYRACUSE EVENT PART OF NATIONAL CAMPAIGN Local Sound the Alarm events like this one are a critical part of the national Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, which has helped save at least 1,664 lives, including 79 in the Eastern New York Region, since launching in October 2014. Locally during this time, the Red Cross and partners have installed more than 37,500 free smoke alarms and made more than 16,285 households safer in Eastern New York.

In addition to Central and Northern New York, the Eastern New York Region includes chapters in the Hudson Valley and Northeastern New York.

This work is made possible thanks to generous financial donations from regional partners: Suburban Propane, National Grid, State Farm, Hannay Reels, Fenimore Asset Management, The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, Stewart's Shops.

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