Smoke Alarm Campaign

Smoke Alarm Campaign

Every two hours in the United States, someone will die in a fire.
Every two hours in the United States, someone will die in a house fire.

But a local group spent their day doing what they can to help fix that.

On Saturday, Shreveport Fire held their annual smoke alarm campaign.

Firefighters went door to door in Cedar Grove and installed the devices free of charge in peoples' homes.

They also had the help of some local volunteers.

Officers say they do it to help save lives.

"An average fire happens between 6:00pm and 2:00am," said Fire Chief Patricia Dyas. "So the average person is sleeping, and they need something to wake them up so they can get out safely."

More than 300 homes were visited throughout the day.

Fire officials say, when you change your clocks, you should change the batteries of your detector.

If you want to be put on the list for a free installation of a 10year smoke detector, you can contact Dyas at 318-673-6740.


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