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Red Cross Continues to Reduce Home Fire Deaths and Injuries

Schuylkill County, PA– The American Red Cross home fire campaign continues in Shenandoah, PA next weekend. The Red Cross is partnering with the Shenandoah Fire Department and Shenandoah Ambulance to install smoke alarms in the community.

Seven times a day someone in the Unites States dies in a home fire. The Red Cross campaign focuses on joining fire departments and community groups to install smoke alarms in communities with high number of fires and encouraging everyone to practice their fire escape plans.

The Red Cross will be canvasing neighborhoods in Shenandoah on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to install smoke alarms in homes that need them and teach people about what they can do now to be prepared should a fire break out in their home.

“If you have a working smoke alarm, double check the batteries to be safe,” said Adrian Grieve, Executive Director of the American Red Cross Tri-County Chapter. “If you need a working smoke alarm, please sign up to schedule your installation appointment.”

Visit one of the following locations in Shenandoah to schedule your smoke alarm installation:

  • Borough Hall: 15 W. Washington St.
  • Shenandoah Valley School Offices: 805 W Centre St.
  • Trinity Academy School Office: 233 W Cherry St.
  • Downtown Shenandoah Inc. (DSI) Office: 116 N. Main St.

 

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 America public to perform its mission. For more information, please visitredcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @ARC_EasternPA and @RedCrossTriCnty.