Bakersfield, CA, February 14, 2013 — Last weekend, American Red Cross Kern Chapter and Pacific Gas and Electric volunteers canvassed nearly 2,000 homes in the Oildale community distributing fire safety information and encouraging families to register for the upcoming Fire Safety Seminar on February 23rd, 2013 at Grace Assembly of God Church, 1510 McCray Street, Bakersfield, CA 93308 at 11:00AM.
Participants will learn how to conduct a home hazard hunt, perform a safety makeover, and help families develop a disaster plan through the Central Valley Region’s Team Firestopper program. The Kern County Fire Department is also partnering at the event and will teach participants how to use an at home fire extinguisher, as well as sharing other safety tips. As part of the program the Red Cross will be distributing FREE smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers and surge protectors to the first 50 families to register by calling the American Red Cross Kern Chapter. Participants must reside within the 93308 zip code. To register for Team Firestopper please call (661) 324-6427, space is extremely limited.
There are simple steps that everyone can take to protect their home and family from fire. Team Firestopper shares this information with people in communities that are disproportionately affected by fires. Pacific Gas & Electric Company presents Team Firestopper through a multi-million dollar campaign that encourages Valley residents to Be Red Cross Ready by following these three steps. Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed.
The American Red Cross Kern Chapter Team Firestopper program will work to prevent home fires in neighborhoods with typically high incidences of home fires to create a disaster-resistant community.
Nearly every day Red Cross relief teams help disaster victims recover after home fires by providing fire victims with assistance for food, clothing, prescription medications, temporary shelter and other special needs an affected family might have. This relief is made possible by generous donations from people throughout our community. You can help the Red Cross continue to help fire victims by making a financial donation to the American Red Cross Central Valley Region. Visit www.redcross.org/KernChapter to learn more.
About the American Red Cross Central Valley Region:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The American Red Cross Central Valley Region provides service to the seven counties across Central California that is home to more than 2.5 million people. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org