Red Cross partners with firefighters to prevent deadly house fires

Teams will provide smoke alarms and education to neighbors

FAYETTEVILLE (WSYR-TV) - Some local fire departments are joining forces with the American Red Cross to reduce the number of deadly house fires.

Crews in Fayetteville, Kirkville, Manlius and Minoa have joined the program that offers home visits for families.

The partnership is the first of its kind in Central New York, providing both smoke alarms and education to neighbors.

"You reduce your risk of death by 50 percent in a fire if you have a working smoke detector. So, right there, it's a small investment, that makes a huge impact if there was a fire," says Fayetteville firefighter Jeffrey Jones.

For more information about Home Fire Campaign visits call 315-234-2299.


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