You can help reduce the number of fire related deaths in the Quad Cities.

According to WQAD, Quad City residents can call the Red Cross today until 7pm, set up a appointment and they will come and check smoke alarms and replace non-working alarms.

If you live in Scott, Muscatine, Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties, call 309-743-2166 before 7pm today (March 28th). New detectors will be installed April 28th.

The Home Fire Campaign is making a difference. As of February 28, 2018, the Red Cross and our partners across the country have saved at least 381 through the Home Fire Campaign; made 487,210 households safer, and installed 1,173,150 free smoke alarms. The American Red Cross Central and Southern Illinois Region and our partners have saved at least 14 lives, made more than 4,996 households safer, created more than 3,975 home fire escae plans and installed more than 11,993 free smoke alarms.