Jeraud Irvin of Snohomish puts up a smoke alarm in a home in the Glenwood neighborhood of Marysville Saturday as part of the free Sound the Alarm program with the American Red Cross. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

Jeraud Irvin of Snohomish puts up a smoke alarm in a home in the Glenwood neighborhood of Marysville Saturday as part of the free Sound the Alarm program with the American Red Cross. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

Red Cross sounds the alarm, giving out free ones to help save lives

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

MARYSVILLE – About 100 volunteers with the American Red Cross installed hundreds of smoke alarms in residential communities around town Saturday.

Neighborhoods that received the free Sound the Alarm help were Glenwood, Midway Gardens and Emerald Hills Estates.

Jeraud Irvin of Snohomish volunteered for the third time. He was at Glenwood Saturday with some other volunteers. They installed two new ones in a home where the previous ones had been painted over. A third one they checked and was working. Irvin said they were going to eight residences and expected to volunteer just a few hours.

They also replaced batteries in existing alarms and helped families create home fire-escape plans.

A Red Cross news releases says home fires kill seven people every day in the U.S.—most often in homes without working smoke alarms. Nationwide, the effort has reached more than 1.7 million people and saved more than 500 lives.

Throughout the Northwest Region, volunteers and local partners have installed more than 20,956 free smoke alarms, made more than 8,500 households safer and reached more than 11,387 children through youth preparedness programs.

More in Life

Golf tourney raises $34K for special needs events

TULALIP – The 5th Annual Leah’s Dream Foundation golf tournament Saturday brought… Continue reading

Church rounds up visitors for Western Sunday

MARYSVILLE – Allen Creek Baptist Church reached out to have a community… Continue reading

Marysville moms help raise funds to find cure for CF

TULALIP – When Keldan Pablo and Kaidynce Olsen got their picture taken,… Continue reading

The free library. (Courtesy Photo)
Youth groups build free library near church on 4th in Marysville

MARYSVILLE – A Girl Scout group worked with some Webelos to build… Continue reading

One-man band kicks off kids concerts in Marysville

MARYSVILLE – Eric Haines and his one-man band performed in front of… Continue reading

Marysville golf tourney raises money for Umps Care

Staff and Herald reports MARYSVILLE – There were winners for longest drive,… Continue reading

Deaths

Marysville Elizabeth Abruzee, 83, June 21 Naida Balam, 92, June 24 Jerry… Continue reading

1st Marysville 4th event in years a blast (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – The first city July 4 event in years was a… Continue reading

Courtesy Photo 
                                Caryn Brown of Arlington manages a smile during chemo treatment.
Relay for life means a lot to Arlington cancer survivor

ARLINGTON – For Caryn Brown of Arlington, Relay for Life really is… Continue reading

Foam, along with fireworks, popular on 4th (slide show)

ARLINGTON – The only thing more fun on the Fourth of July… Continue reading

Deaths

Marysville Barbara Beattie, 84, June 23 Steven Brizer, 60, June 23 Marlene… Continue reading

Marysville announces free summer movie lineup

MARYSVILLE – The city has announced its free movie lineup for this… Continue reading