Partnership between Warner Robins Fire Rescue and Red Cross may help save lives

Warner Robins Fire Department and the Red Cross Partner to save lives. Tiffany Thompson/ WGXA News

WARNER ROBINS, Ga.- The Warner Robins Fire Rescue and the Red Cross partnered Saturday in an effort to save lives in Middle Georgia.

The teams worked to hold their second annual Smoke Alarm Blitz. During this event, community members knocked on neighborhood doors asking to install free smoke detectors. Organization leaders said these detectors last up to ten years.

Volunteer Disaster Chairman Gaines Harman with the Red Cross said everyone needs a smoke detector, and his organization is working to provide people just that.

Harman said getting so many people free fire protection is only possible due to community members working as a team.

"The Fire Departments are great. They tell us where we need the alarms, where the most volatile homes are, the older homes, and the wood frame homes. They tell us where the most fires happen, and then we work with them," said Harman.

Red Cross leaders said you should check your fire alarm every month. If it is not working, it needs to be replaced immediately.

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