Firefighters and Red Cross volunteers have made a difference in more than 360 homes in Duluth over the past few years.
The Home Fire Campaign, which involves the delivery and installation of smoke detectors for free, has installed more than 1,200 smoke detectors in Duluth.
The partnership between the Red Cross and Fire Department allows detectors to be installed in at-risk homes, and also educates residents on fire safety.
More than 5,000 free smoke detectors have been installed within the 17 county area, served by the Red Cross.
Fire Chief Dennis Edwards says even the best quality detectors have a life span of only 10 years.
"The difference made throughout the Northland with the Home Fire Campaign has been incredible, but the success in Duluth has only been possible because of the Duluth Fire Department and partners in Duluth like Ecolibrium3 and the Duluth NAACP," says Dan Williams, the Executive Director of the American Red Cross in Northern Minnesota.
If you would like a new smoke detector, you can call 612-466-2674, or click here for more information.