Volunteers needed to install smoke alarms

The Red Cross of Southern Indiana will join the Seymour Fire Department and the Medical Reserve Corps to make sure area residents have working smoke alarms on every level of their home.

As part of the Home Fire Campaign, volunteers are needed Saturday to help install free fire alarms and teach residents of Village Green Mobile Home Park off of South O’Brien Street in Seymour about fire safety.

The first shift of volunteers will be trained from 8 to 9 a.m. in the third-floor conference room of the Community Agency Building, 113 N. Chestnut St., Seymour, and then canvass the neighborhood from 9 a.m. to noon.

A second shift will have their training from 1 to 2 p.m. and canvass from 2 to 5 p.m.

Lunch will be provided.

“Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half,” said Duchess Adjei, regional communication director for the American Red Cross. “The goal of the Home Fire Campaign is to build resilient communities that will be prepared in the event of a home fire.”

For information or to sign up to participate, call 812-447-5055 or email Maria Carrasquillo at [email protected].