CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Cleveland Fire Department will conduct a fire safety walk through the East 149th street neighborhood on Thursday from 1 - 3 p.m.
Volunteers from two local steel industry partners, Majestic Steel USA and ArcelorMittal Cleveland, will also be on hand to share fire safety tips and distribute free smoke alarms to homeowners.
The fire safety walk is part of the Red Cross' Operation Save-A-Life campaign, which raises money for the ongoing purchase and installation of smoke alarms and batteries.
In the 90s, the Cleveland area had 30-40 deaths a year from home fires, according to the Red Cross. In 2011, the Cleveland area had five. So while the Red Cross cannot stop fires, they are working to help people survive them.
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