More than tornadoes, earthquakes and floods, the Red Cross says fires are the number one disaster it deals with the most and the best way to deal with it is to be ready.
Volunteers canvassed the Playland Park neighborhood of Council Bluffs Saturday, talking to residents about fire safety and prevention. If a home didn't have a working smoke detector, members of the fire department were called in to install one for free.
The Red Cross says careful planning is the best defense in a disaster. "A lot of homes that have working smoke detectors, it reduces the risk of an injury or a fatality should a fire happen within that home,” said Liz Dorland with the Red Cross.
For those residents who weren't home Saturday, volunteers left a door hanger offering safety tips.