As continued drought and the threat of wildfires remain in the spotlight, the American Red Cross Capital Region reminds communities to remain vigilant in their efforts to prevent home fires.
“Home fires are the most common local disaster in our region, and our fire responses have been on the rise throughout the year,” said Kathleen Weis, Chief Executive Officer for the Red Cross Capital Region. “It is critical that residents be aware of the risks and take preventative measures to keep families and homes safe.”
The Red Cross offers some simple steps that residents can take to prevent home fires, and to be prepared should one occur.
Prevention & Preparation
Fires kill more Americans each year than all natural disasters combined, and affect people from all backgrounds and geographic locations.
Download free American Red Cross mobile apps, which provide instant access to information on how to prepare for and respond to emergency situations. The apps can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross or by going to redcross.org/mobileapps.
Learn more about fire prevention by visiting www.redcross.org.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; 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 Capital Region serves a twenty-four county territory including Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties. For more information, visit www.redcross.org/capitalregion or follow us on Twitter @RedCrossCRC throughout Red Cross Month.