Red Cross campaign helps Dayton family escape fire

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The Red Cross Home Fire Campaign helped a Dayton family escape safely when a fire broke out on the side of their Krammer Avenue duplex in May.

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According to a release sent by the Red Cross, the two adults and children were alerted by their newly installed smoke alarms.

Launched in October 2014, the campaign aims to reduce home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent through the installation of free, working smoke alarms in local homes and by helping families create escape plans.

The family living on Krammer had their alarms installed May 10, a little more than two weeks prior to the May 28 fire, the release states.

A total of 457 lives have been saved since the program's inception, 27 of these lives from the Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region, including seven of whom were saved from a Springfield house fire in June.

The Red Cross reports on average, seven people die every day from a home fire and 36 people are injured. Working smoke alarms cut the risk of death from a fire in half.

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To have the Red Cross install free smoke alarms call:

  • Dayton Area: 937-221-7540
  • Northern Miami Valley: 937-332-1414
  • Cincinnati Area: 513-579-3003