On April 16, 2016 The Linden Fire Department in conjunction with The American Red Cross held a Home Fire Safety Campaign in parts of Linden’s 5th and 8th wards. The Red Cross went door to door canvassing these wards informing residents of the free smoke detector install being offered. If the resident needed smoke detectors the Linden Fire Department, with off duty members from Linden’s FMBA locals 34 & 234, would follow the Red Cross volunteers doing an evaluation of the home and installing what smoke detectors were necessary to make the home safe. The free detectors were donated through a Red Cross Home Fire Safety Campaign. The Fire death rate in homes with working smoke alarms is 51% less than the rate for a home without this protection. An estimated 890 lives could be saved each year if all homes had working smoke alarms. Properly installed and maintained smoke alarms save lives and protect against injury and loss due to fire. The free detectors being installed are sealed units with a 10 year battery, insuring that the detector is operational for years to come.