Volunteers needed to help install smoke detectors


JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County - Assistance is needed to help firefighters with installing smoke detectors in Onslow County homes and neighborhoods.

The Onslow County Fire Marshal's Office and the Onslow County Chapter of the American Red Cross are calling for volunteers to help. According to Onslow County Fire Marshal Brian Kelly, seven people die each day in the United States from home fires, which averages out to two home fire deaths per year in Onslow County.

The Eastern North Carolina Fire Campaign needs volunteers who may assist either monthly or as their schedule permits. Monthly volunteers will meet on the first Saturday of each month for smoke alarm installation. Other volunteers may help out weekly or a several days a month, depending upon their schedule.

The next meeting of volunteers is this Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Onslow County Red Cross office located at 12 Ruth Street in Jacksonville. Those wishing to volunteer may call the local Red Cross office at (910) 347-3581. You may also sign up online by clicking here.

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