VIDEO: In a fire or carbon monoxide leak, every second counts.
Properly installed and maintained alarms could be the difference between life and death.
On Saturday, Spokane firefighters, volunteers with the American Red Cross and several other local organizations go door-to-door, armed with the proper equipment to save a life.
"It's an eye-opening experience and a way to learn more about our community," Andy Hastings said.
Hastings was one of many volunteers with Leadership Spokane that joined in.
Spokane's East-Central neighborhood was chosen by the fire department due to its heightened risk for house fires.
The installations are a part of the Red Cross' national "Sound the Alarm and Save Lives" campaign and made possible by "Spokane Gives Mini Grant."