La Crosse Fire Department holds fire safety event
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – The La Crosse Fire Department has teamed up with the American Red Cross to make sure the people of the community are safe from fires.
In a national campaign called “Sound the Alarm. Save a Life,” the fire department and Red Cross are providing in=person home fire education and resources.
In some cases, they are even installing free smoke alarms.
The La Crosse fire chief says non-functioning smoke alarms have been a big problem within the community.
“Well certainty through our community risk assessment a number of fires that we’ve seen over the last few years a lot of times there is either broken smoke detectors or smoke alarms without batteries in them,” Fire Chief Ken Gilliam said. “It’s certainty a concern when there is alarms but they’re not functioning.”
The national campaign plans to educate more than 100,000 people about home fire safety in the U.S. this spring.
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