Opportunity Details

Disaster & Emergency Services

Age Minimum (with Adult):16+, Minimum Age:18+, Verified Volunteers Level: Level 2

Sound The Alarm. Save A Life - Aurora

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017 (Aurora)


Time: 8:30am-1:30pm

 

About: Red Cross volunteers and our partners will install 100,000 free smoke alarms in high risk neighborhoods nationwide. Sound the Alarm installation and fire safety events will take place in more than 100 communities across the country, providing a lifesaving service in our quest to reduce death and injury from home fires.

Every day, seven people die in home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives. That’s why the Red Cross rallied an army of volunteers and launched our Home Fire Campaign in 2014. Since then, we've accomplished so much: 235 lives saved 840,455 smoke alarms installed 349,548 households made safer 810,742 youth reached through campaign

There are a variety of ways to help at this event. Please see below for a general description
of these options and indicate any preference you have in terms of how you'd like to help us
on the day of the event.

Volunteer Safety Educator: Educates the family on fire safety
and assists with completing a disaster plan while the smoke alarms
are being installed. This volunteer should be comfortable speaking
with a wide variety of individuals. Learn more here

Volunteer Smoke Alarm Installer: Installs smoke alarms in
homes during the canvassing event. This volunteer should be
comfortable using a ladder and a power drill. Learn more here

Volunteer Documenter: Records information about each home
and the number of alarms installed. This person should be
comfortable completing basic paperwork. Learn more here

 

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Click here Saturday, September 30, 2017 (Aurora)

Note to participate in the Sound the Alarm Event, volunteers must be at least 16 years of age with parental consent form.

For questions please contact: milehighvolservices@redcross.org

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