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Installing smoke alarms in Casper: Volunteers needed

Fire Safety

 

The American Red Cross of Wyoming will visit homes in Casper and surrounding towns on Saturday, Sept. 19, to install lifesaving smoke alarms and educate residents about fire safety.

 

Working with fire departments and community groups across the country, the Red Cross is installing smoke alarms in homes in neighborhoods at high risk for fires and teaching residents about fire prevention and preparedness. The program is part of a national, multi-year effort to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent.

 

HOW TO GET HELP:

People living in the Casper area who can’t afford to install or replace their smoke alarms can sign up for a free in-home visit and installation on Sept. 19. To make an appointment for smoke alarm installation online visithttp://redcross.setmore.com/ or call 307-439-4167.

 

HOW TO HELP:

Volunteers are needed to visit homes where residents have requested appointments. Volunteers will help install smoke alarms, help residents make evacuation plans, and document the project.

Date: September 19, 2015

Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Meet at Red Cross office, 318 West B St., Casper, for training. You will receive maps and addresses for home visits at that time and will work with other Red Cross volunteers to install the alarms. Sign up by calling 307-439-4167 or emailing lucas.murphy2@redcross.org.

 

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
The American Red Cross and its partners have saved 15 lives and installed more than 100,000 smoke alarms in homes across the country during the last ten months. This accomplishment is part of a nationwide Home Fire Campaign launched last October to reduce the number of people who die or are injured during a fire in their home.

Since the Home Fire Campaign began, the Red Cross and its partners have installed smoke alarms in almost 2,000 cities and towns in all 50 states. The campaign has already helped save 15 lives in five states ranging from a 3-year-old child to a 73-year-old grandmother.

 

HOW TO STAY SAFE
People can visit redcross.org to find out more about how to protect themselves and their loved ones from fire or contact their local Red Cross to learn about the location of local smoke alarm installation events. They can also help by volunteering their time or making a donation today to Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations to Disaster Relief will be used to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. We respond to nearly 70,000 other disasters every year, from home fires to hurricanes and more. Learn more about how Disaster Relief donations have helped people affected by previous disasters including home fires.

 

If you have questions or need more information, contact Lucas Murphy, Disaster Program Specialist, atlucas.murphy2@redcross.org or call 307-439-4167 .