The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to participate in their home fire safety event, Sound the Alarm, coming up in New Haven in October.
Volunteers will work to educate the public on home fire safety and install free smoke alarms.
“Sound the Alarm in New Haven and be part of the nationwide Red Cross effort to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries from home fires,” said Mario Bruno, CEO of the American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region, in a release.
The Red Cross launched the Home Fire Campaign in 2014 to reduce home fire tragedies and ultimately save lives. The majority of the 64,000 disasters the Red Cross responds to a year are home fires. Installing smoke alarms and having an escape plan both work to increase survival odds.
Since the campaign was launched the Red Cross and its partners have saved at least 260 lives, reached 860,000 through youth preparedness programs, and installed 890,000 free smoke alarms.
If you’d like to volunteer at the event, visit the Sound the Alarm website or visit the Sound the Alarm information page on the American Red Cross website. Sign ups are available for both individuals and teams.
For more information on the Home Fire Campaign, visit the American Red Cross website.
The event will be held Oct. 7, 2017 in New Haven from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.