ROSELLE, NJ - On Saturday morning members of the Roselle Fire Department and approximately 30 volunteers from the American Red Cross set out to homes in the area offering and installing free smoke alarms homes that did not have them. 

The firemen and Red Cross volunteers went out in teams with a concentration in the area of Ninth Ave, to St. Georges Ave, to parts of Thompson Ave. with a total of 100 to 150 smoke detectors to be installed, according to Roselle’s Acting Fire Chief Eric Pearson.

According to Mayor Christine Dansereau who was instrumental in bringing the program to the town, “this program is so important for our families and it will save lives. This is just the beginning as we will continue with this project in the rest of our town. The plan is to go area by area so that we can protect as many residents as possible.”

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The Mayor along with Red Cross Officials, Chief Pearson, and Council President Denise Wilkerson spoke to the group before heading out for the day. That video can be viewed below. 

According to Chief Pearson, anyone in need of smoke alarms should call the fire department at 908- 245- 8600 for more information on the program. 

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