The TODAY show aired an important and informative segment on Thursday morning featuring the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, helping viewers assess fire risks in their home and offering steps to stay safe.
Steve Sarinelli, Red Cross Regional Disaster Officer for Central New Jersey and volunteer firefighter, met with new mom, Kate Gonzalez, in her home for an informal home fire preparedness review. He pointed out fire hazards and suggested fire prevention improvements. His suggestions included installing smoke alarms on every floor of her home, not using candles in power outages or near a bed, and keeping space heaters three feet from any item in the home.
Red Cross home fire safety resources were also featured, including a Home Fire Safety Checklist andHome Fire Escape Plan grid.