The American Red Cross will be teaming up with the Godfrey Fire Protection District on Saturday to get smoke alarms to homes in a couple of neighborhoods in the North Alby Street area. The aim of the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign is to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from home fires in this country by as much as 25% in the next five years.
Katie Slonaker, Red Cross Disaster Program Manager, tells The Big Z the campaign will offer the smoke alarms to residents that live on Anna, Mary and Luella Avenue, as well as in the Lakeside subdivision.
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Those two neighborhoods were picked due to fire loss data. Fire experts agree people may have as little as 2 minutes to get out of a burning home before it’s too late.