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Help Keep Our Neighbors Safe

“Working smoke alarms and an escape plan help ensure your family is able to get out quickly and safely.”

The Red Cross will go door-to-door in Bangor and Brewer, speaking with residents about fire safety, emergency escape plans, and the importance of having working smoke alarms. If a home needs smoke alarms, the Red Cross will install battery-operated models free of charge.

The event is part of a national Fire Preparedness Campaign that launched last fall. The goal of the 5-year initiative is to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from fire by 25 percent nationally.

“When fire breaks out, you only have about two minutes to escape a burning home,” says Danielle Hardre, disaster program manager at the American Red Cross. “Working smoke alarms and an escape plan help ensure your family is able to get out quickly and safely.”

Saturday, October 3 – Bangor

  • 8 - 10 a.m. Training –Bangor Housing 161 Davis Rd, Bangor, ME 04401
  • 10 a.m. Canvassing
  • Teams will be canvassing the following neighborhoods: Martel, Praise and Holiday Mobile Home Parks
  • Saturday, October 17 – Brewer

  • 8 - 10 a.m. Training – Brewer Fire Station, 151 Parkway South
  • 10 a.m. Canvassing
  • Teams will be canvassing the following neighborhoods: South Brewer (past the Joshua Chamberlin Bridge)
  • To volunteer for either event (training provided) or to request a home visit, visit MaineRedCross.org.