By Rich Petschke

This Saturday the American Red Cross is joining forces with the City of Oneonta to provide lifesaving fire safety education to households while installing FREE smoke alarms for any local resident in need.

New York Central Mutual has also joined the effort, serving as a Home Fire Campaign sponsor and encouraging employees to get involved as volunteers.

Oneonta residents who would like to receive free smoke alarms from the Red Cross and its partners are encouraged to call (518) 694-5121 or visit to register.