Friday, June 16, 2017

Red Cross Installing Free Smoke Alarms in Pueblo’s Saddleback Community

Pueblo, CO, 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 16, 2017 — Saturday, June 24, 2017, Red Cross volunteers, the Westlake Fire Department and other volunteers will be in the Saddleback community going door-to-door to install free smoke alarms.

Research shows that having working smoke alarms increases your chance of survival by 50 percent. Home
RC Volunteer Roger Ortiz places
a reminder on a home in the
Saddleback Community
fires occur in Colorado on the average three times each day. Most of those are single homes but, often they are multifamily homes. Recent home fires in Colorado have brought to our attention the importance of working smoke alarms in every home.

  • What: Free Smoke alarm installation
  • When: Saturday June 24, 2017- 9 AM- 1PM
  • Where: Saddleback Community, 5000 Red Creek Springs Rd, Pueblo, CO 81005
  • Point of Contact: Larry Cornett (719) 306-2925

“With more than 150 homes in the Saddleback Community, our goal is to install smoke alarms in every home,” said Larry Cornett, Disaster Program Specialist for American Red Cross in Pueblo. “However; we still need volunteers to help complete our goal.”

Anyone interested in volunteering to help install smoke alarms on June 24 should contact Larry Cornett at or at (719) 306-2925.

The Home Fire Campaign is a nationwide program, that began in 2014, with goals of reducing fatalities caused by home fires by 25 percent. Across the nation we have installed over 840,000 smoke alarms; in Colorado, more than 10,000 have been installed since the beginning of the program.    

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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