Red Cross to blitz Spartanburg communities with smoke alarm insp - FOX Carolina 21

Red Cross to blitz Spartanburg communities with smoke alarm inspections

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Officials go door-to-door for the Blitz campaign to promote fire safety. (Feb. 7, 2015/FOX Carolina) Officials go door-to-door for the Blitz campaign to promote fire safety. (Feb. 7, 2015/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

 The American Red Cross is partnering with Spartanburg county fire officials to inspect and install smoke alarms.

The Red Cross will work door-to-door with the Una Fire Department from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday to provide safety information to residents and check smoke alarms. 

"Installing smoke alarms and creating escape plans are two things that families can do to dramatically decrease the likelihood of someone being injured or dying from a home fire," says Tony Reid, regional chief disaster officer for the American Red Cross Palmetto SC Region.

Another blitz will be conduced by the Red Cross and North Spartanburg Fire Department at the Lakeview Trailer Park. The inspection will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

The campaign's goal is to reduce fire related deaths and injuries by as much as 25 percent over the next five years. Over 3,000 smoke alarms have been installed since the campaign started in October. 

The American Red Cross responds to a disaster every four hours in South Carolina. They have helped over 7,000 South Carolinians affected by disasters, the majority of those being house fires. 

The Red Cross advises home owners to check their existing smoke alarms and practice fire drills at home. 

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