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Home Fire Preparedness Campaign "Goal 1000" Report
As a pilot project we are very pleased with the results and have learned some best practices
Initial Report as of 12.15.2015
Home Fire Preparedness Campaign
Summary of December 4 & 5, 2015 events
National goal: to reduce the number of fire deaths and injuries in the United States by 25% within the next five years.
Campaign purpose: Seven times a day, someone dies in a home fire in the United States. Every 40 minutes, an injury from a fire is reported. Nearly 1,0000 times every day, fire departments across the nation are called to home fires and damages from US home fires is bigger than the entire annual sales of many Fortune 500 companies. By mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors, the American Red Cross and our community partnership coalition will:
Combine new technology and innovation with old-fashioned neighbor-to neighbor outreach.
Save lives, reduce injuries, and cut down on needless losses.
This is a summary of key items from the written records recorded by the installation teams which were fielded for the December 4th & 5th event. It does not include the data recorded by teams using the Red Cross electronic web submittal form system which are sent directly to national ARC. It should represent greater than 80% of all recorded records for the December 5, 2015 event.
Total number of households canvassed and notified of event: >1.750 households
Total number of household neighborhoods pre-selected >17 (Del Paso Heights, North Highlands, Hagginwood, Howe, Arden)
Total number of households where smoke detectors were installed: >172
Total number of people in these households >559 people
Total number of smoke detectors installed on December 5 >363
Total number of smoke detectors preliminary data including electronic installed >454
Total number of batteries checked, replaced and installed >69
Total number of pre-existing smoke detectors verified as working: >198
Total number of working smoke detectors (tested): >561
Number of teams for December 5, 2015 event: 27 teams
Estimated mean number of households checked by each team: 6 households
Minimum number installed by a HFPC team: 1 household
Maximum number install by a HFPC team: 15 households
Pre Canvas Friday: 48 total ARC & partner volunteers notifying 1,750 pre-determined households in 17 pre-determined neighborhoods
Goal 1000 Saturday: 127 total ARC & partner volunteers meeting with households to check and install.
Number of partner organizations: 19
Number of partner volunteers: 71
Sacramento City Fire Department
Sacramento Metro Fire Department
Additional Partner organizations represented: 19
Cabreira Longo Services
Habitat for Humanity
LDS Mormon Church
Pacific Gas & Electric
John F Kennedy High School Rotary Interact Club
Rotary Club – Pocket Greenhaven
Rotary Club - West Sacramento
SW Allen Construction Inc,
Number of Red Cross volunteers: total 87 (December 4th - 33, December 5th - 54)
Red Cross Club (students) organizations represented:
Sacramento State University English Language Institute
American Red Cross Club – Sacramento State University
American Red Cross Club – Sacramento Adventist Academy
American Red Cross Club – Pleasant Grove High School
American Red Cross Club – Christian Brothers High School
Volunteer hours: 176 volunteers x 8 hrs = 1,408 hours x $26 =$36,608 time donation
To see pictures from the Goal 1000 first event, click here.
To learn more about the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign in our region, click here.