Canvassing Westpoint in Calaveras County

Author: Debbie Calcote, Disaster Program Manager


HFPC WESTPOINT 3_20_16We had a great day today. Spent a lot of time at some of the homes, didn’t reach our goal of 75 however, it was a successful day. We installed smoke detectors into homes that had mainly elderly and most of them had no smoke alarms. So it was a good day.

We had help from the Westpoint Fire Department, Mokulumne Hill CERT team and Red Cross volunteers.

Chief Jim Carroll spent the day with us, going back and forth between the two locations, Dunroven mobile estate in Westpoint and Blagen Rd in Wilselyville.

Chief came inside and met with many of the residences and spent time talking to them. It was greatly appreciated.

westpoint hfpc 2We installed:  42 smoke alarms, 17 CO monitors and 9 Batteries.
We went over evacuation plans even in homes we didn’t need to install smoke alarms. The residents of those homes were very grateful and said they had not thought about their own home needing to evacuate because of a fire. I think that was the best part, they were so engaged in learning how to escape their own homes.

O today, it was a success.

We all are looking forward to our next canvas.

The canvassing event in Calaveras County, was just one in a few that occurred within the region. Volunteers were also out in force in Sacramento  and were able to install more than 100 smoke alarms in the Oak Park and Del Paso neighborhoods.
Check out how the Service Delivery Stats (October 2014-January 2016) of the Home Fire Campaign nationwide!!
  • Documented Lives Saved: 78*
  • Smoke Alarms Installed: 264,000
  • In-Home Visits: 121,000
  • People Served: 333,000
  • Cities Served: 4,500
  • Youth Reached: 443,000
  • Coalition Partners Engaged: 2,500
  • Escape Plans Created: 100,000
  • Batteries Replaced: 24,000
  • View Regional Service Delivery Stats

*As of 3/11/16

Next weekend, we’re up in Redding!! Here we come!

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American Red Cross California Gold Country Region

The California Gold Country Region serves a twenty-six county territory including Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties

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