- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Shreveport Fire Department and area volunteers are taking fire safety to the streets to help reduce fire-related injuries and deaths.

On Saturday, KTBS-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1uoFtrE ) participants will canvass the streets of the Cedar Grove neighborhood to install smoke alarms and distribute fire safety literature.

The campaign will begin at 8 a.m. near the site of the city’s most recent fire deaths, Southern Avenue at East 68th Street.

The department recently received a donation of $12,500 from the Caddo Parish Commission to purchase more than 1,200 10-year lithium battery powered smoke alarms. The department’s goal is install more than 300 of the devices in the target community.

If you or someone you know in the Shreveport area needs a smoke alarm, contact the Fire Prevention office at 318-673-6740.

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Information from: KTBS-TV, http://ktbs.com

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