On Saturday, Oct. 22, volunteers from the American Red Cross and community partners will visit several neighborhoods in Endwell to install free smoke alarms and provide fire safety information to residents. The Red Cross is joined by the Endwell Fire Department, SERVPRO and Endicott Auxiliary Police.
The participants will assemble at the Endwell Fire Department located at 3508 Country Club Road. At 9:45 a.m. Town of Union Supervisor Rose Sotak and Red Cross Southern Tier Chapter Executive Director Colleen McCabe will provide welcoming remarks. The smoke alarm canvassing operation will begin at approximately 10 a.m. The targeted locations are Doyleson Ave., Norton Ave., Beckwith Ave., Brookcrest Dr., Robins St. and Hall St. Volunteers visited those same neighborhoods last month to notify residents of Saturday’s follow-up home visits.
The American Red Cross has launched the Home Fire Campaign to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25 percent over five years. The Red Cross is asking every household in America to take two simple steps: check their existing smoke alarms and practice fire drills at home. As part of the Campaign, the Red Cross is joining with fire departments and community groups nationwide to install free smoke alarms in homes that need them.
For more information on the Home Fire Campaign, or to schedule an installation appointment, call 607-785-7207 or email firstname.lastname@example.org