Cleveland, OH,
14:39 PM

MetroHealth volunteers install smoke detectors in Clark-Fulton neighborhood

​Residents in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood are resting a little easier thanks to the efforts of MetroHealth volunteers, Cleveland firefighters, the American Red Cross and other volunteers.

More than 160 homes in the neighborhood were fitted with smoke detectors Saturday as part of the American Red Cross Sound the Alarm program.

At no cost to residents, volunteers installed the smoke detectors that come with extended wear batteries lasting up to 10 years. A total of 386 smoke detectors were installed by 90 volunteers. In addition to the detectors, residents received fire safety instruction.

Volunteers found many homes with inadequete protection including non-working smoke detectors, detectors without batteries or no detectors at all. This was among one of the most successful Sound the Alarm events for the American Red Cross.

Thank you to our team MetroHealth comprised of Rita Andolsen, John Campanelli (and his daughter), Brandy Kulak, Patricia Gallagher, Jackelyn Csank, and Salethia Coles. They installed the most detectors of all the volunteers -- 35!

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