AKRON, OH (WOIO) - City officials are giving away free smoke detectors on Thursday night in Akron. People can go to the East Akron Neighborhood Development Corp at South Arlington Street at 6 p.m. on May 18.
According to the American Red Cross an estimated 890 lives could be saved each year if all homes had working smoke alarms. Sprinklers and smoke alarms cut a person's risk of dying in a home fire 82 percent in relation to having neither.
The report also shows about 26 percent of families have developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.