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!

About the MetroHealth System

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it.

The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.

As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to research and to teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.

Knowing that good health is about much more than good medical care, MetroHealth has launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ (Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Empowerment), which uses a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to help patients with non-medical needs such as healthy food, stable housing and job training.

The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.

For more information, visit