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Free smoke alarm installs happening Saturday in Hillsboro

The American Red Cross and the Hillsboro Fire Department will install free smoke alarms and provide fire-safety education for Hillsboro residents on Saturday, Jan. 16.

Between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Red Cross volunteers and the Hillsboro Fire Department will install smoke alarms free of charge in Hillsboro homes. Trained Red Cross volunteers will also review a fire safety and home hazard checklist, provide information about creating a fire escape plan and share other emergency-preparedness information with residents.

Volunteers are needed for this important outreach effort. Individuals, faith-based groups, local businesses and organizations are welcome to participate. All training will be provided on Jan. 16 at 9 a.m.

Schedule an appointment to have smoke alarms installed or volunteer for the event by going online at redcross.org/cascadeshfpc or calling 503-528-5783.

Over the past year, the Red Cross has installed more than 2,800 free smoke alarms in homes throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. Nationally, the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign is credited to saving 39 lives.