The South Bend Fire Department and the American Red Cross will partner on Wednesday, July 18, and Thursday, July 19, to install smoke alarms in residential homes.
Fire Chief Stephen Cox said, “Every home in the city must be protected with a working smoke alarm, alarms should be on every level of the home.”
Teams of South Bend Firefighters, Red Cross Volunteers and members from La Casa de Amistad will install up to three smoke alarms in each house.
The smoke alarm giveaway comes one week after the death of a 23-year-old man in a blaze in a home that didn’t have any working smoke detectors, according to SBFD officials.
The smoke alarms and installations are free to all residents in South Bend, but this canvass will specifically cover the area between Sheridan, Lombardy, Western and Linden Streets.
Residents are encouraged to dial 234-0191 at the American Red Cross or 235-9255 at the South Bend Fire Department for further information.