The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter, in conjunction with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, is seeking volunteers for its “Make a Difference Day” project, in which participants will travel door to door through Phoenix and Glendale neighborhoods, promoting fire safety and prevention.
Volunteers working in pairs – with a driver and a navigator in their personal vehicles – will gather at the Grand Canyon Chapter’s headquarters. After registration and breakfast, participants will receive an orientation and their fire canvassing routes. Participants will spend two hours traversing through neighborhoods, where they’ll discuss the importance of checking smoke detectors on a monthly basis and creating evacuation plans.
An estimated 62 percent of reported home fire deaths result from fires in homes without smoke detectors, according to the National Fire Protection Association. The organization projects functioning smoke detectors cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half.