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Fire safety initiative returns Lewiston-Auburn

Red Cross Kicks Off New Campaign To Reduce Home Fire Deaths
Fire spreads very rapidly, so it’s critical to get out of your home as quickly as possible.

The Red Cross will go door-to-door at Jaylynn Trailer Park in Auburn on Saturday, March 28, 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.

More than 25 volunteers have signed on to help the effort. Red Cross officials hope to visit 65 homes during the day.

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.

“Fire spreads very rapidly, so it’s critical to get out of your home as quickly as possible,” says Eric Lynes, disaster program manager at the American Red Cross.” Having working smoke alarms and an escape plan are two of the most important things you can do to protect your family.”

Details

Saturday, March 28

• 9 - 10 a.m.  Training - American Red Cross, 475 Pleasant Street, Lewiston

• 10 a.m. Canvassing - Jaylynn Trailer Park  1350 Turner Street, Auburn

Learn more about fire safety at RedCross.org/homefires

To volunteer for our fire safety event, visit RedCross.org/me/volunteer