Free smoke detectors available in Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE- The American Red Cross says people can request fire alarms in an attempt to stop fire-related deaths in the parish. People in need can apply online or call (844)-741-7270.
After applying, someone will come out an install the device. Authorities say either a firefighter or a Red Cross employee needs to make sure the detector is properly placed and working.
"We talk to families about working smoke alarms all the time. Working is a very important word because lots of people have smoke alarms but they're not working," said Merri Alessi with the Red Cross.
Alessi said working smoke alarms are the most important thing for saving lives in house fires, giving people another two minutes to get out alive.
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