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WHEREAS, home fires claim an average of seven lives every day but installed working smoke alarms can cut the risk of death by half; and

WHEREAS, the American Red Cross is working to reduce fire-related deaths and injuries by 25%; and

WHEREAS, the American Red Cross is rallying volunteers to virtually provide free fire safety and prevention workshops to families, and families who need smoke alarms will be placed on a waiting list for future installations; and

WHEREAS, Sound the Alarm events will be held virtually all over the U.S. including Nevada, between April 8, 2021, and May 8, 2021; and

WHEREAS, Sound the Alarm is part of the ongoing Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, already credited with saving 836 lives across the country; and

WHEREAS, Red Cross and community partners will help save lives through Sound the Alarm home by educating families about home fire safety, helping families create a fire escape plan and practice their plan, and will install free smoke alarms in the future when it's safe to resume in-person activities;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim April 8- May 5, 2021, as

SOUND THE ALARM TO REDUCE FIRE-RELATED DEATHS AND INJURIES

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 5th day of April 2021

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