Red Cross conducts Fire Safety Walkthroughs

Philadelphia — The American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) Chapter is conducting 2 Fire Safety Walkthroughs today at 3:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Philadelphia Fire Department, Licensing and Inspections Department and city officials. This Fire Safety Walkthrough is part of ongoing initiative to distribute fire safety materials and information following every fire in Philadelphia.

Red Cross volunteers will distribute fire safety kits, which include tips for preventing fires in both English and Spanish and a 9-volt battery for smoke alarms. Missing smoke detectors or smoke detectors without a working battery are the leading cause of fire deaths. Providing fire safety tips and batteries are just two of many ways the Red Cross works year round to reduce fires and fire deaths in our community.

Who: Red Cross staff and volunteers

What: Going door-to-door to hand out fire safety kits and raise awareness about fire safety and prevention.

When: 3:00 p.m., Today, November 28, 2012

Where: 3400 blk of Joyce Street and 6300 blk of North Beechwood Street

Red Cross SEPA continues to respond to local disasters as well as support national relief efforts. Following Super Storm Sandy, the SEPA Chapter has deployed 28 people to national Red Cross operations in both New York and New Jersey.