LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Landlords: Please keep current on smoke alarm/battery checks

I visited (a) resident in a large apartment complex.. Her smoke alarm was “chirping” loudly. She stated “Oh, don’t mind that, I don’t hear it anymore.”

(Landlords) might avoid a catastrophe by mandating a check of alarms and battery replacement.

This resident put a whole complex of people at risk.

Red Cross Disaster Teams respond to many apartment fires. The surrounding apartments and residents are all at risk and affected. The Red Cross Fire Team will visit anyone who would like a smoke alarm tested or who may need one installed at no cost. Better sooner than later.

— Sylvia Christian, Red Cross Volunteer