Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in Gardere area after another fatal fire

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - In light of yet another fatal fire in Louisiana, the American Red Cross will offer free smoke alarms to families in the Gardere area this Saturday. The Red Cross says this latest death brings the number of fatalities in the state this year due to fires up to 37.

The Red Cross will Sound the Alarm on Saturday, May 5. Volunteers will go door-to-door from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to install free smoke alarms for families in need. This is part of a nationwide campaign to install 100,00 smoke detectors in more than 100 cities across the country by May 13. Anyone who would like to request a free smoke alarm can do so online here.


The effort in Baton Rouge kicked off in the northern part of the city on Saturday, April 28, when more than 350 smoke detectors were installed.

Anyone interested in volunteering on Saturday can meet at the rally point at Ben Burge Park, located at 9350 Antigua Dr., at 9 a.m. Those interested in volunteering can also register online here. No experience is required to volunteer and all necessary materials for installation will be provided.

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