Red Cross, fire department teaming up to install smoke alarms

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Red Cross and the Decatur Fire Department teamed up to prepare local families for fire emergencies.

Volunteers went door to door offering free smoke alarm installations to families. The team also encouraged each house they visited to create a home fire escape plan. Organizers hope that this event will better prepare families for an emergency situation. 

Dean Otta, a Red Cross volunteer said he has a good reason to achieve their mission: "We're saving peoples lives."

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