The American Red Cross will be teaming up with the Rotary Club of Cortland and the SUNY Cortland Men’s Hockey Team to install free smoke alarms, and provide home fire safety information, for residents of Cortland Estates Mobile Home Park. The community event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24. Organizers are seeking volunteers to participate.
As part of its Home Fire Campaign, the Red Cross has been joining with fire departments and community groups nationwide to install free smoke alarms in homes that need them. The initiative is aimed at reducing the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25 percent over the next five years. The Red Cross is asking every household to take two simple steps: check their existing smoke alarms and practice fire drills at home.
On Oct. 24, volunteers can register from 8:30 – 9 a.m. at Cortlandville Fire Station Number One, 999 State Rt. 13, Cortland. Cortlandville Town Supervisor Richard Tupper and American Red Cross Regional CEO Rosie Taravella will be among those welcoming the volunteers. The volunteers will then go door-to-door at the mobile home park from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m.
Members of the SUNY Cortland hockey team will provide volunteers and Cortland Estates residents with complimentary tickets to an upcoming game.
For more information, or to volunteer, please call the American Red Cross of Cortland County at (607) 753-1182.