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Red Cross, Mosaic Telecom team up to install 400+ smoke detectors in local homes

Cameron (WQOW) – A partnership between the American Red Cross and Mosaic Telecom is helping save lives – one smoke detector at a time.

This week, the Red Cross is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its relationship with Mosaic Telecom. In the past year, Mosaic technicians have installed 412 smoke detectors in 265 homes in Polk, Barron and Rusk counties.

Mosaic technicians make smoke detector installations a routine part of cable and internet installations. The smoke detectors are provided at no cost by the Red Cross and installed for free by Mosaic Telecom.

It is the only partnership of its kind in the United States.

“We are proud to be a partner with the American Red Cross,” said Domenico Fornaro, Mosaic CEO. “It’s a testament to a cooperative engaged in the community, insuring that we are active members and doing our part to engage the community in a way that really exemplifies the employees, the board and the company overall.  So we are excited to continue this effort.”

During an event in Cameron on Tuesday, Red Cross Northwest Chapter Executive Kyle Kriegl presented an award to Mosaic.

“This is a unique partnership,” said Kriegl.  “We don’t have anything like this, really, in the Red Cross.  That’s why it’s so special.”

This week is also National Fire Prevention Week. If you are interested in having a smoke alarm installed for free, click here. 

American Red Cross honors Mosaic Telecom for unique partnership

It's National Fire Prevention Week. And, while the Red Cross often responds to help people after a fire, we've recently joined with Mosaic Telecom in an effort to help prevent house fires. It's the only such partnership in the United States. In the past year since this unique arrangement began, Mosaic has installed 412 smoke alarms in 265 homes in Barron, Polk and Rusk counties.

Posted by American Red Cross of Wisconsin on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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