Another Home Fire Campaign Success

The American Red Cross Gold Country Region volunteers, partners and ‘small’ staff are getting really good at this: the Home Fire Campaign.

This past Saturday, January 16, teams of volunteers went out to canvass neighborhoods in Woodland and Roseville to install smoke alarms and educate residents on their fire escape plan.

In Sacramento, our volunteers went out to homes that had made prior appointments for these installations. We had so much success during the event in December that people called our offices non-stop requesting smoke alarms!! Which is awesome by the way.

Well, without further ado, we want to share our success with you:

  • 58 installs in Woodland (Team Michelle and Daryl)
  • 39 in Sacramento (Team Patricia—-Scheduled appointments mostly—only 2 teams involved)
  • 96 in Roseville (Team Tami—Great coordination with Roseville fire)
  • Total for Smoke Alarms—193—Other numbers to follow……

 

A good day all the way around!

Check out all the pictures from this weekend’s effort, visit our Flickr Album:  http://rdcrss.org/1J1CgFw .

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Fire Safety Tip from Tori in Twain Harte, CA: Keep an Eye on What’s Cookin’

It’s the holidays and for my family that means lots of time in the kitchen making big dinners and baking lots of pies!

Remember, when you’re cooking, check your food regularly, use a timer, and stay close to the kitchen. Don’t let that great food burn, or worse, start a fire in your home.

Did you know that about 40% of home fires start in the kitchen?

Keep an eye on what’s cookin’ in your kitchen. Be safe this holiday season!

Learn more about fire safety at the Red Cross website: Prevent Home Fires.