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Volunteers hit Aberdeen streets to install free smoke detectors

Volunteers hit Aberdeen streets to install free smoke detectors

Volunteers fanned out through Aberdeen's neighborhoods Monday, installing free smoke detectors in people's homes and helping residents develop a plan to get out during a fire.

The American Red Cross of the Greater Chesapeake Region teamed with the Aberdeen Fire Department, along with organizations such as the Aberdeen Lions Club, Mountain Christian Church, of Joppa, Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna, Gold Star Mothers and individual volunteers to distribute and install smoke detectors.

It is part of a nationwide initiative by the Red Cross, called the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign, to reduce by 25 percent the number of people killed or injured in a residential fire in the...

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