Sound The Alarm – Save A Life
The American Red Cross along with the Napoleon Fire Department will be going door-to-door as part of its Sound the Alarm Campaign to teach people how to be prepared for home fires and install smoke alarms where needed.
Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a home fire. Countless others suffer injuries. To combat these tragic statistics, the Red Cross has launched a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of deaths and injuries due to home fires by 25 percent by 2020.
The Sound the Alarm Campaign is happening all over the country and involves Red Cross workers joining with local fire departments and community groups to visit neighborhoods at high risk for fires. Those visits include educating people about fire safety through door-to-door visits and installation of smoke alarms in some of these neighborhoods.
“Installing smoke alarms cuts the risk of someone dying from a home fire in half, so we’re joining with groups from across our community to install smoke alarms,” said Derek Stemen, Executive Director of the West Central Ohio Chapter. “We also will be teaching people how to be safe from a home fire.”
The Napoleon Fire Department will be joining the Red Cross on Wednesday, March 14th from 4pm – 7pm to install smoke alarms in homes in Napoleon. During this time, they will also teach people about what to do in case a fire breaks out in their home.
The Red Cross and Napoleon Fire Department are also encouraging every household in Napoleon to call 1-844-207-4509 to request their free smoke alarms and free home safety visit. All requests that are received by Friday, March 9th will also be during their Sound the Alarm event on Wednesday, March 14th.
“”Napoleon Fire Department is proud to partner with the American Red Cross on this exciting project,” said Napoleon Fire Chief, Clayton O’Brien. “I am confident that our combined efforts will help prevent injuries and deaths from fires in our community.”
Please visit redcross.org and Napoleon Fire for more information.