Ashford University students teamed up with volunteers at the Gateway Area Chapter of the American Red Cross Sunday to spread fire prevention awareness in Clinton, Ia.
Volunteers spent the day going door to door, hoping to save lives
With the help of the Clinton Fire Department, the volunteers identified specific residential areas in Clinton at high-risk of catching fire.
That's where they focused their efforts in spreading fire safety awareness on Sunday.
They knocked on doors, urging residents to check the batteries in their smoke alarms, use caution with portable heaters, and to draw up a family escape plan.
A group of Ashford University students proposed the canvassing idea to the Red Cross as part of a service learning project. They say they hope the residents they talked to today were as affected by the event as they were.