Red Cross helps West Springfield residents with smoke detectors

Residents who qualify for the free detectors must live in a home built before 1975

The date printed on a smoke detector is the manufacture date (KOIN)
The date printed on a smoke detector is the manufacture date (KOIN)

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Red Cross of Western Massachusetts has teamed up with the West Springfield Fire Department to reduce home fire injuries and deaths.

Red Cross Volunteers and firefighters visited pre-registered homes Monday to deliver and install new smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Red Cross Disaster Program Manager Mary Nathan told 22News the goal of the campaign is to reduce deaths and injuries by 25 percent over the next four years.

Mary Nathan, Red Cross Disaster Program Manager told 22News, “We’re in year 2 1/2 so we’re half way though and we’ve had some saves so the program is absolutely worthwhile.”

Residents who qualify for the free detectors must live in a home built before 1975, or their current alarms are at least 10 years old or non-existent.

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