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Volunteers Needed to Help Install Free Smoke Alarms

Fire Safety

Join Our Home Fire Preparedness Campaign Team

Seven times a day, someone in this country dies in a home fire. The American Red Cross is launching a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent over the next five years. We’re joining with fire departments and community groups nationwide to canvass neighborhoods, install smoke alarms and deliver fire prevention information in places we know have high numbers of fires. The Red Cross also is asking every household in America to join us in taking the two simple steps that can save lives: checking their existing smoke alarms and practicing fire drills at home.

We are in need of volunteers to help install smoke alarms at Home Fire Campaign community installation events and by appointment in communities across our region. No previous experience is needed and training will be provided. Volunteers work in teams of three.

Join the Home Fire Preparedness Team today and start making a difference in your community. Choose from any of the exciting positions below:

Smoke Alarm Installer – Conduct home visits, test existing smoke alarms in homes, replace batteries as needed, and install smoke alarms within the home according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Disaster Safety Educator – Provide education to residents on fire safety and additional local hazards, and assist residents in completing a home fire escape plan.

Documenter/Reporter – Document resident information, including the services provided. Complete all acknowledgement forms and reports for campaign tracking.

Upcoming Home Fire Preparedness Events

To volunteer for an appointment-based install team, please email Samuel.Evans@redcross.org or call Sam at (217) 222-2477, ext. 7304

WAYNESVILLE, IL - October 15, 2016 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. To volunteer, please email Laura.Streid@redcross.org or call Laura at (309) 662-0500, ext. 7428. Click here to complete the online volunteer registration form.

KNOXVILLE, IL - October 22, 2016 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. To volunteer, please email Samuel.Evans@redcross.org or call Sam at (217) 222-2477, ext. 7304. Click here to complete the online volunteer registration form.