LYNNWOOD --- Two months ago a house fire claimed the lives of Greg Gibson and his dog. On Saturday, Gibson's sister decided to spread the message about fire safety and prevention.
Emily Bennett, along with firefighters and volunteers from the American Red Cross, knocked on dozens of doors in Lynnwood and Sultan, asking to inspect or replace smoke alarms.
"I wish someone would have done this for my brother," said Bennett. "If he had a smoke alarm, he might have woken up."
Gibson, 36, died in a fire caused by bad electrical equipment.
Bennett started an organization in his memory called Gibby Home Fire Prevention (www.gibbyhomefireprevention.org).
"I wanted them to put something in just in case," said John Fox, one of the residents of a mobile home park in Lynnwood where Bennett was knocking on doors.
Firefighters installed a new smoke alarm in Fox's living room.
That's when Fox also revealed how fire touched his own family: his younger brother died in December from a house fire in California.
After Saturday's event, Bennett says she and volunteers installed more than 40 new smoke alarms.