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Smoke Alarm Sweep Promoting Cold-Season Safety

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Posted at 1:32 PM, Nov 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-19 08:36:28-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Teams of volunteers combed the neighborhoods of southside Tallahassee Saturday in an effort to keep families safe from fire hazards as the holidays and cold weather approach.

People from the Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross gathered at the Jake Gaither Community Center to distribute and install smoke detectors to nearby residents, and to check the functions of existing alarms in their homes.

The volunteers also provided information packets with home evacuation and fire prevention advice.

The smoke alarm canvassing effort is in advance of the cold weather season, when the occasional use of space heaters and open flames can ignite damaging fires in and near homes.

WTXL Chief Meteorologist Casanova Nurse is a member of the local chapter's Board of Directors and a participant in the distribution efforts.