TODAY Show Features Red Cross Home Fire Campaign

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.
today-homefireSteve 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.

National Fire Prevention Week is October 4 – 10

HFPCPicDid you know that in a home fire, you have just two minutes to get out safely? That’s why preventive measures like checking your smoke alarms and emergency plans are so critical to keeping you and your family safe.

In just one year, 26 people are alive today thanks to a nationwide campaign spearheaded by the American Red Cross to save lives and reduce injuries from home fire. Join in and learn more about how to be fire safe today by reviewing our simple safety tips and share them with your family and friends. You can also help save even more lives by supporting Red Cross Disaster Relief.

Check out our fire safety tips today and help spread the word >>

MasterCardPromoRed Cross and MasterCard Team Up to Raise Funds, Awareness for Home Fires

Red Cross is pleased to accept MasterPass as a form of payment on Redcross.org/donate. During October, MasterCard is partnering with the Red Cross on a month-long promotion to raise funds for disaster relief and share fire safety tips with consumers. They are challenging the public to match their $350,000 donation and raise a combined $700,000 for the American Red Cross. You can join their challenge. Contact Nicole Teti for more information.