A Red Cross initiative to slow the number of fire deaths is well underway.
The "Home Fire Campaign" is an initiative to reduce home fire deaths by 25 percent.
The campaign's goal is to help people by installing fire alarms in people's homes free of charge.
So far, campaign volunteers have installed 5,000 smoke alarms.
Volunteers with the program add there's a reason they install the alarms themselves.
"That way we know it gets on the wall, it also gets into the right place, too," says Disaster Program Manager Tony Guerra, "because there are many cases fire departments have reported back to me, or they've responded to fires, and they've found brand new alarms still in the wrapper."
About 35 Northland fire departments are volunteering in the campaign.
If you'd like to have a smoke alarm installed in your home at no cost, check out this link.