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The American Red Cross, joined by the Evanston Fire Department, installed more than three dozen free smoke alarms and educated families about fire safety in Evanston neighborhoods on Nov. 12 as part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, a multi-year, nationwide five-year campaign with a goal to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25%.

“As the weather turns colder, our number of responses increases as some people may seek alternative sources to heat their homes, which aren’t always safe,” said Celena Roldán, Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois. “That’s why we made a big push over the weekend with the Evanston Fire Department to make sure families are prepared and know what to do in case of emergency to keep loved ones safe.”

American Red Cross Tiffany Circle members from Greater Chicago partnered with Evanston firefighters for the fire safety event. The Tiffany Circle is a community of women leaders who advance the American Red Cross mission by engaging women locally, nationally and internationally.