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Red Cross and Partners Bring Fire Safety to Billings

Volunteers Needed to Bring Fire Safety to Billings and Roundup Neighborhoods on

Saturday, October 3

Billings, MT, September 28, 2015 — On Saturday, October 3, a large coalition of partners and volunteers will bring fire safety to at-risk neighborhoods in Billings and Roundup. The American Red Cross of Montana, the Billings and Roundup Fire Departments, the United Way of Yellowstone County, Team Rubicon, Servpro, Rocky Mountain College, Rocky Mountain College Ladies Equestrian Team and Archie Cochran Ford have each recruited volunteer teams to install free smoke alarms in homes that need them. The coalition needs additional volunteers in Billings to install all 500 free smoke alarms that are available for this effort.

“One of the best ways to improve fire safety at home is to make sure you have working smoke alarms,” says Abbra Firman, Disaster Program Manager for Montana Red Cross. “You also need to have an escape plan and practice that plan with your family. This Saturday, volunteer with us to make sure we reach as many people as possible with our home fire prevention program.”

Sign up today to help bring fire safety to people in your community! Go to https://alarminstallbillings.eventbrite.com or call 1-800-272-6668 and ask for Abbra Firman. You can also email abbra.firman@redcross.org or jill.washburn@redcross.org with any questions.

Here’s where to meet on Saturday:

In Billings:

Date: Saturday, October 3

Time: 8:15 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: United Way of Yellowstone County, 2173 Overland Avenue, Billings

In Roundup:

Date: Saturday, October 3

Time: 9:30 AM

Location: Ambulance Barn at 704 1st St E, Roundup

We are grateful to the following sponsors for supporting our event:

Ace Hardware on Central, Ace Hardware on Main, Caramel Cookie Waffle, City Brew, Habitat for Humanity of Mid-Yellowstone Valley, Homestead Self-Storage, Montana Conservation Corps, Pizza Hut.

For more information about fire safety and preparedness, visit redcross.org/homefires. For access to life-saving information on what to do for common, everyday first aid emergencies including burns, download the free Red Cross First Aid App at redcross.org/apps.

You can help people affected by disasters like home fires, as well as countless other crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to the American Red Cross. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. To make a donation, go to www.redcross.org/montana, call 1-800-ARC-MONT (1-800-272-6668) or send a check to the American Red Cross of Montana, 1300 28th Street South, Great Falls, MT 59405.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.