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Free smoke alarms available

Will you be able to wake up if a fire breaks out in your home in the middle of the night?

Don't take the chance. Make sure your smoke alarms are working and the batteries aren't dead.

And if you don't have a smoke alarm, here's help.

The Osakis Police Department is partnering with the local chapter of the American Red Cross to provide free smoke alarm installations in the Osakis community.

They will provide and install up to three smoke alarms in your home, completely free of charge. Hearing impaired alarms are also available.

If you are interested, go to the website to fill out a short form or call 612-872-3250.

The American Red Cross and its partners launched the Home Fire Campaign to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25 percent over five years.

Depending on where you live and other factors, either an American Red Cross representative or one of our partner organizations will contact you to schedule an installation appointment.

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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