Red Cross to Install Free Smoke Alarms on May 11

May 8, 2019, 7:59 AM HST · Updated May 8, 7:59 AM
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The Red Cross will be installing free smoke alarms in the Central Maui areas of Wailuku and Kahului on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Maui volunteers will share fire safety information and offer on the spot smoke alarm battery replacement and smoke alarm installations.

According to the Red Cross, the organization responds to a disaster every eight minutes–and the vast majority of these are home fires. According to the organization, in the US, home fires kill more people each year than all other natural disasters combined.

“Home fires can be a deadly threat because they happen so quickly,” said Michele Blair, Maui Red Cross County Director. “We are urging Maui residents to ensure that they have working smoke alarms in their homes.”

Working with fire departments and community groups across the entire country, the American Red Cross installs smoke alarms in homes in neighborhoods at risk for home fires. In the last two years, more than half a million smoke alarms have been installed as part of the Home Fire Campaign.

Appointment requests can be made by calling the Maui Red Cross Office at (808) 244-0051, ext. 0.  Callers are asked to leave a message that includes a name and best contact phone number.   A volunteer will follow up by text or phone to schedule the appointment. Smoke alarm installations are by appointment only.

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