On Oct. 7, the Irving Fire Department and the City of Irving will join communities across the country for the American Red Cross “Sound the Alarm. Save a Life” event. The Irving Fire Department is asking for volunteers to help with the delivery and installation of smoke alarms. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m., Oct. 7 at Irving Fire Administration, 845 W. Irving Blvd.
According to the Red Cross every day, seven people die in house fires, most of those deaths occur in homes that lack working smoke alarms.
From Sept. 23 to Oct. 15, Red Cross partners and volunteers are expected to install more than 100,000 free smoke alarms in high-risk neighborhoods nationwide.