DENVER (CBS4) – In an effort to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires, the American Red Cross on Saturday went to neighborhoods in the Denver metro area and installed free smoke detectors.
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“The grassroots, neighborhood-by-neighborhood outreach is part of a national campaign that launched earlier this month with a goal of reducing deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years,” the Red Cross said in a statement.
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According to the Red Cross, there are seven deaths a day in the U.S. caused by fires.
Volunteers canvassed the Barnum West, Barnum, Valverde, Westwood, Mar Lee, Harvey Park, and Athmar Park neighborhoods on Saturday to install the smoke detectors.
The neighborhoods were picked because they are in an area with “a high risk of home fires resulting in injuries and losses, according to an analysis of recent fire incident data.”MORE NEWS: Young Runner Evades Suspected Abductor In Jefferson County
LINK: American Red Cross