Why the American Red Cross wants to install smoke alarms in your home

In just a month's time, nine people in the Quad Cities area have died in fires, five of them were children.

In an effort to save lives like those, the American Red Cross is offering free smoke detectors for area families.

Wednesday, March 20 is "Sound The Alarm" registration day, where community members are invited to call 309-743-2166 x5 to sign up for free installation.

Read More: How you can get free smoke detectors installed in your home

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