The City of Utica and the American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley are teaming up to enhance fire safety in the city.

Red Cross officials joined Mayor Robert Palmieri on his weekly Quality of Life Sweep today to deliver fire safety information and resources to residents.

That included free smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

Mayor Palmieri stated, “I thank Mallory Brown and the entire Red Cross staff for their support and dedication in keeping the residents of Utica safe.  This is a campaign the City of Utica is proud to be a part of and we appreciate all the Red Cross is doing for our community.”

Last October, the Red Cross announced a campaign to reduce deaths and injuries from home fire across the country by 25% over the next five years.

Since last October, the Ree Cross has visited more than 23,000 homes and installed nearly 40,000 smoke alarms nationwide.

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