FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Seven people die in home fires every day, according to the American Red Cross.
That’s why on May 4, volunteers will install 1,000 free smoke alarms in Fayetteville.
It’s part of the “Sound the Alarm” event.
A report from the Red Cross shows nearly 33 million Americans say they haven’t bought a smoke alarm because it’s too expensive.
Red Cross volunteers will also replace batteries in existing alarms and help families create fire escape plans.
You can sign up for a smoke alarm here.