Red Cross Seeks Volunteers to Help Install Smoke Alarms During Sound the Alarm Event in Rutland, Vermont

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The American Red Cross is seeking people to volunteer their time and help save lives at the Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event on Saturday, September 23rd at 8:30am.

“Sound the Alarm in Vermont is part of the nationwide Red Cross effort to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries from home fires,” said Kevin Mazuzan, Executive Director for the American Red Cross in Vermont. “This is a volunteer opportunity that has the potential to actually save someone’s life. Please join us and help Sound the Alarm by volunteering on September 23rd.”

If you are interested in volunteering to educate people about home fire safety and install free smoke alarms, you can sign up at http://www.redcross.org/local/new-hampshire-vermont/home-fire-safety to help Sound the Alarm.

The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the majority of which are home fires. Working smoke alarms in a home cut the risk of death by half, and having an escape plan further improves the odds of survival. The Red Cross wants to end these tragedies and save lives, the reason why the organization launched the Home Fire Campaign in 2014.

Across the country, the Campaign is making a difference. As of the beginning of July, the Red Cross and our partners across the country have saved nearly 260 lives; reached more than 858,000 through youth preparedness programs, and installed nearly 887,000 free smoke alarms. Here in New Hampshire and Vermont, the Red Cross has installed more than 5,000 free smoke alarms since the campaign began – one of which saved a man’s life in Portsmouth, NH last February.

To learn more about the Home Fire Campaign, visit redcross.org. Please help us Sound the Alarm by volunteering to install smoke alarms, making a financial contribution, or taking steps to protect your own family from home fires.

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