With fire season in full force officials with the Red Cross are helping promote home fire safety. Today Red Cross was in Henrietta where last year four house fires nearly burned homes to the ground. The goal this year was to encourage people to allow Red Cross to install alarms deemed too old and replace them with new working ones at no cost to the homeowner.
"They just asked me about coming in here putting in one of them fire alarms and I said go ahead if you want to," said Jerry Barger of Henrietta.
Once Barger was made aware it would not cost him a penny to replace his ten year old alarm, he was more than happy to allow the Red Cross to replace it.
"I would really appreciate that. It is kind of surprising to see somebody come by and do it. I said it would be nice to have those in here," said Barger," said Barger.
Linda Stevenson is a disaster manager for Red Cross Wichita Falls.
"We are going to be doing our home fire campaign the goal of the red cross and our partnering agencies are to reduce home fires and fatalities by up to 25% in the next five years. Our goal is to get to at least 200 smoke detectors," said Stevenson.
For those who were unable to receive a replacement you can call the Red Cross in Wichita Falls at (940)322 1094.
Jack Carney, Newschannel6