After recent events, several fires have broken out in surrounding areas, displacing families and tragically taking the lives of loved ones all too early. The American Red Cross is working hard to prevent such tragedies. With the help of local community partners, the Red Cross wants to educate households on the proper care of smoke alarms. Furthermore their latest initiative is to provide free smoke alarms to households without. These small appliances could be the difference that prevents unthinkable devastation caused by undetected fires.
Below is the statement from the American Red Cross:
Free Smoke Alarms and Preparedness Information - Help Us Save Lives!
Helping save lives, one household at a time.
The American Red Cross and its community partners have launched an initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25% in five years with the Home Fire Campaign.
The Red Cross is asking every household in America to join us in taking two simple steps that can save lives: checking or installing smoke alarms and practicing fire drills at home.
Red Cross teams are ready to install free smoke alarms and sharefire safety information. You do not need to own your home to be eligible. If you need smoke alarms and fire preparedness information, request a visit at http://www.redcross.org/ct/schedule-a-visit
The presence of working smoke alarms in your home could cut the risk of someone dying from a home fire in half.
Fire takes everything. It takes security. It takes safety, dignity and routine. Help the Red Cross give back what fire takes - the items that provide safety and comfort. You can also give a gift that enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters.
As always, thank you for your support of the Red Cross mission in our community.