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Smoke detectors available to those who ask

 

October 24, 2018



The Red Cross is offering to install smoke detectors to anyone in the community who needs them.

A couple of years ago, the Red Cross offered the service to residents who live in manufactured homes, said Sweet Home firefighter and paramedic Mike Severns. “This year, they decided to make it a community-based event. Anybody can sign up. They’re free with installation.”

The program is open to anyone inside the city and in outlying areas.

Severns said that detectors need to be replaced after 10 years, and batteries should be changed annually.

“They estimate that upward of 14,000 people...



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