Red Cross Installs over 220 Smoke Alarms During Sound the Alarm Event in Manchester, New Hampshire

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Manchester, NH. May 7, 2018 The American Red Cross recently installed 220+ smoke alarms and reached hundreds of people about home fire safety during the Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event on Saturday, May 5th in Manchester neighborhoods.

 

“The day was a big success and an important step in helping educate residents about how to be safe if a fire should occur in their home,” said Lloyd Ziel, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for the American Red Cross in New Hampshire and Vermont. “We are grateful to everyone who supported this effort.”

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Red Cross volunteers and local partners including the Manchester Fire Department and Fire Marshal’s office canvassed neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms and helping families create escape plans. The Red Cross thanks them all for their participation. Photos of volunteers in action can be seen on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/nhredcross/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1888116217925674

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But the work isn’t over. Anyone who needs a smoke alarm can call the Red Cross and arrange for an appointment for volunteers to come and install free smoke alarms and walk residents through their escape plan. You can go to http://www.redcross.org/local/new-hampshire-vermont/home-fire-safety/smoke-alarm or call 1-800-464-6692.

 

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 May 1st, the Red Cross and our partners across the country have saved at least 416; reached 1,075,894 through youth preparedness programs, and installed 1,207,636 free smoke alarms. Here in New Hampshire and Vermont, the Red Cross has installed over 6,000 smoke alarms since the program began.

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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.

 

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 American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

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Red Cross Seeks Volunteers to Help Install Smoke Alarms During Sound the Alarm Events in Manchester, New Hampshire

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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 events on both Saturday, October 7 and October 14 at 8:30am.

Sound the Alarm in New Hampshire and be part of the nationwide Red Cross effort to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries from home fires,” said Maria Devlin, Chief Executive Officer for the American Red Cross in New Hampshire and Vermont. “By volunteering with the Red Cross, you can truly make a difference in someone’s life. Please join us and help Sound the Alarm by volunteering for one of the events in October. Better yet, join us for both!”

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.

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.