Red Cross, Dominion Energy stress safety preparedness at Eastwood Mall

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NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – In an effort to create more fire safety awareness, the American Red Cross gave away kits Saturday at the Eastwood Mall.

Volunteers teamed up with Dominion Energy Ohio for Preparedness Day.

They tested people’s knowledge about smoke detectors and emergency action. After taking the test, they were given emergency kits that they could put in their homes or cars.

In the kits were burn cream, bandages and a cold pack.

Volunteers with the Red Cross say it’s all about preparing people for the worst.

“We’re just trying to promote that safety about smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and fire safety, in general,” said Jacob Gallagher. 

Volunteers also stressed the importance of not only changing your smoke detector batteries but your smoke detectors themselves.

They should be changed every 10 years because the sensors may wear down.

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