Red Cross Offering Free Smoke Detector Installation

The American Red Cross of Northwest Michigan is offering to install your smoke detector for free.

The Red Cross serves more than 30 counties in Northern Michigan.

They’re doing a five-year initiative to decrease the number of fire-related deaths by 25%.

So the Red Cross is working with local fire departments to see which neighborhoods are at highest risk and offering free smoke detectors and installation.

“You have only two minutes to get out once that goes off,” said Red Cross of Northwest Michigan Disaster Program Manager Meghan Powers. “If you delay or try to save any personal items or anything during a fire, you increase your chances of dying from smoke inhalation and many other things.”

If you’re interested in having a smoke detector installed in your home, contact the Red Cross office in Traverse City.

The phone number is 231-947-7286.