October 16th 2015
Members of our South Central Disaster Action Team responded to a structure fire in South Anchorage. Our services were not needed immediately, so we seized the opportunity to: Treat every public interaction as a public service, public education, public relations and recruitment opportunity.
We knocked on doors and spoke with nearby residents to discuss home fire safety, left families with preparedness materials and even made future engagement to reach youth in classrooms.
This day was an in service day for Anchorage School District, so we were lucky to catch these students at home with their parents and educate them about how to stay safe.
Door-to-door installation of FREE smoke alarms, completion of a home-safety checklist and provide education on and help to plan home fire exit drill.
We appreciate the time and interest of our neighbors to prepare and collaborate.
If you would like to lean more or get involved, please contact your nearest Alaska Red Cross office. Statewide contact information can be found here.