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Posted on: June 28, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Red Cross Serving Texoma Partners with the Anna Fire Department to Make Homes Safer

Red Cross Serving Texoma Partners with the Anna Fire Department to Make Homes Safer
Firefighters and volunteers will install smoke alarms, provide preparedness education

ANNA, Texas – As part of an ongoing nationwide effort to make communities safer, the American Red Cross Serving Texoma has partnered with the Anna Fire Department to install smoke alarms and provide preparedness and safety education.  

On July 8, the Anna Fire Department will canvas neighborhoods to install smoke alarms and replace batteries at no cost to the occupant. Red Cross volunteers will join firefighters to educate residents on the importance of severe weather and home fire preparedness. 

The event will run from 9 am-2 pm and anyone who will not be home during this time is encouraged to call 972.924.2143 to reschedule. Volunteer opportunities are available by contacting Katie Curtiss at

Since 2014, the Red Cross, in partnership with fire departments and other local organizations, has visited homes to install free smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing alarms and provide fire prevention and safety education. For more information on the American Red Cross of North Texas Home Fire Campaign, click here

About the American Red Cross North Texas Region  The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossDFW.

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