South San Francisco, CA June 7, 2018 Submitted by LouAnne Williams, Home Fire Preparedness Program Coordinator, Community Training Coordinator San Mateo Country
AMERICAN RED CROSS BAY AREA CHAPTER
The American Red Cross will be installing Free smoke alarms in neighbor’s homes on June 13th in South San Francisco. To sign up for this free service please call 650/259-1769 to schedule an appointment
Thank you to the thousands of volunteers that joined us to Sound the Alarm in your community to install 100,000 free smoke alarms in at-risk communities across more than 100 cities. Together, we’re saving lives!
We are tallying the results now and will share the impact of your work in the coming days.
Every day, seven people die in home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives. The American Red Cross wants to improve the odds and save lives- that’s why we launched our Home Fire Campaign in 2014.
A critical part of the campaign is Sound the Alarm, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. Together with fire departments and other community partners, Red Cross volunteers:
- Canvass at-risk neighborhoods
- Install free smoke alarms
- Replace batteries in existing alarms
- Provide fire prevention and safety education
In just three years, our home visits have accomplished so much, including the installation of more than 1 million smoke alarms and preparing more than 1 million people against home fires.