Red Cross Program Offers Free Smoke Alarms

Red Cross Sound the Alarm program logoI recently learned of a national program called Sound the Alarm where Red Cross volunteers will install up to three free smoke alarms. Specialized bedside alarms for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may also be available.

The smoke alarms in your house must be manufactured over 10 years ago to qualify.  Did you know that a smoke alarm sensor wears out after 10 years?  I didn’t until I heard about this program.

NBC 15 ran a story about the program this weekend.  If you look closely, you’ll Jay Tucker, the UW Law Library’s Stack Manager, who volunteers for the Red Cross.

If you or someone you know would benefit from this program, contact the Red Cross by registering at or calling 800-RED-CROSS to be connected to your local Red Cross Chapter.

Hat tip to Vicky Coulter.