Red Cross volunteers “sound the alarm” to save lives in Erie.
Around one hundred volunteers went door-to-door throughout the east side, asking residents about smoke alarms.
If people either didn’t have enough detectors, or the ones they have didn’t work properly, volunteers installed new ones.
They also passed out pamphlets and educated people on fire safety.
The local Red Cross Executive Director Pam Masi said house fires are Erie’s most common disaster.
This was the Red Cross’s largest fire prevention effort yet.