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**MEDIA ADVISORY** SATURDAY, APRIL 27 Red Cross, City of Newark, Assemblywoman Speight to Hold Sound the Alarm Events this Weekend

Assemblywoman Shanique Speight (D-Essex) will join the American Red Cross to hold Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events in Newark this weekend, part of the nationwide effort by Red Cross and partners to install 100,000 free smoke alarms in 100 cities to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires.

More than 100 participants, including volunteers with the Red Cross, community groups and Newark firefighters, will be canvassing neighborhoods, going door-to-door installing free smoke alarms, and helping families create fire escape plans. Home Fire Campaign partners working with the Red Cross in Newark include Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the City of Newark, and the Newark Department of Public Safety, including the Newark Fire Division.

The events will be held Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m.-3 pm and Sunday, April 28 from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 pm at Barringer High School, 90 Parker Street, Newark, NJ 07104. For more information, please call (973) 590-4831.