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Home Fire Preparedness Campaign "Goal 1000" Report

Gold Country Region - Home Fire Preparedness Campaign
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
  • Major partners:

  • Sacramento City Fire Department
  • Sacramento Metro Fire Department
  • Additional Partner organizations represented: 19

  • Allesandro Electric
  • AmeriCorps NCCC
  • Apple Inc
  • Cabreira Longo Services
  • CL Services
  • DH Construction
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • LDS Mormon Church
  • Oracle
  • Pacific Gas & Electric
  • John F Kennedy High School Rotary Interact Club
  • Rotary Club
  • Rotary Club – Pocket Greenhaven
  • Rotary Club - West Sacramento
  • ServPro Services
  • 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.