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Red Cross looking for volunteers for smoke alarm installation event

Free alarm inspection & installation Saturday
Posted at 11:53 AM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 14:53:53-04

BAKERSFIED, Calif. — Smoke alarms can make the life saving difference in a fire. This week the American Red Cross of Central California that serves Bakersfield and Kern County is looking for your help making sure homes have working smoke alarms.

The Red Cross officials are looking for volunteers and donations to help them check and install working smoke alarms in Kern County homes. Saturday they will be making their way from home to home, conducting free inspections in East Bakersfield. If a home doesn't have a working alarm, the Red Cross will install a free one.

Red Cross regional public information officer, Nicole Maul, said, "If we can install smoked alarms in someones home, we can help save someones life and it's really about coming together as a community and when it's community members helping others, I think that's just so much more impactual."

If you would like to volunteer and help the Red Cross inspect and install smoke alarms Saturday, Maul asks that you meet them at Bakersfield College at 8:30 on Saturday morning or register on their website.