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
Saturday, October 17 – Brewer
To volunteer for either event (training provided) or to request a home visit, visit MaineRedCross.org.