Seven times a day, someone in this country dies in a home fire. The American Red Cross is launching a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent by 2020.
We’re joining with fire departments and community groups nationwide to canvass neighborhoods, install smoke alarms and deliver fire prevention information in places we know have high numbers of fires.
The Red Cross also is asking every household in America to join us in taking the two simple steps that can save lives: Checking their existing smoke alarms and practicing fire drills at home.
- Pre-Event Canvasser – In small teams you will go door-to-door to notify residents in targeted neighborhoods for installation of the upcoming rally in their area.
- Neighborhood Captain – Coordinates teams, meetings, routes, communications protocols, training, reporting and closeout on event day.
- Support Lead – Ensures all needed locations, materials, and equipment are acquired, ready and in place for the event. In addition, support leads help coordinate vehicles, staging areas, refreshments, supplies and other needed logistical support
- Smoke Alarm Installer – Conduct home visits, test existing smoke alarms in homes, replace batteries as needed and install smoke alarms within the home according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Disaster Safety Educator – Provide education to residents on fire safety and additional local hazards, and assist residents in completing a home fire escape plan.
- Documenter/Reporter – Document resident information, including the services provided. Complete all acknowledgement forms and reports for campaign tracking.
You can sign up as an individual or a group to join the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign.
Please fill out the below application to indicate your availability and a representative of the Red Cross will get in touch with you to share more details. If you are interested in registering as a group you can fill out the application below or contact José Bueno with any questions.