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Red Cross brings fire safety initiative to Kennebunk


The Red Cross will go door-to-door in Kennebunk on Saturday, August 8, 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. 

Teams will be canvassing the neighborhoods around Cat Mousam Road, near the scene of a fatal fire in June.

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 have about two minutes to escape, so seconds really do count,” says Paul Clark, 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 ensure your family is able to get out quickly and safely.”

Details

Saturday, August 8

  • 9 - 10 a.m.    Training – West Kennebunk Fire Station, 80 Thompson Rd, Kennebunk
  • 10 a.m.         Canvassing 

 

Volunteers needed for this event. Learn more.