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Red Cross helps install hundreds of smoke detectors in Goleta

Hundreds of homes received new smoke detectors thanks to the Red Cross, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department and Naval Base Ventura County.

Volunteers knocked on doors throughout Goleta Saturday afternoon and installed the alarms as part of a national campaign.

The Home Fire Campaign is a five-year project that aims to reduce the number of fire-related deaths and injuries in the US by 25 percent by 2020.

Sean Kirby from the United States Navy said the detectors will help prevent future injuries..

“There’s a lot of preventable accidents that happen because people don’t have smoke detectors and they don’t have anything installed that can warn them of that,” Kirby said. “Working with the Red Cross, we are trying to help, trying to lower the overall accidents by 25 percent over the next five years. Going door to door and doing this is one little step in that direction.”

To learn more about the Home Fire Campaign and how you can be ready in case of emergency, visit the Red Cross online.

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