Save Lives by Installing Home Smoke Alarms in At-Risk Homes!: ARC: Home Fire Preparedness Team


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201 North Main StreetCleburme, TX 76033


The Home Fire Preparedness campaign is the Red Cross initiative to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires in our communities. Team members will help their communities by helping install fire detectors or take preparedness information into at risk communities in their area.


The Home Fire Preparedness Team is comprised of 4 different positions:

HFPC Alarm Installer: This position helps to appropriately install new smoke alarms or batteries in working smoke alarms and test them. Time: 5 to 6 hours on a single weekend once a quarter

HFPC Safety Educator: This position helps review the safety checklist with the client, prepare a home fire escape plan, and review saftey hazards and preparedness tips. Time: 5 to 6 hours on a single weekend once a quarter

HFPC Documenter: This position helps to document the teams actions, detectors installed, batteries replaced, as well as getting appropriate release forms signed by client. Documenter will also hold ladder and assist installer. Time: 5 to 6 hours on a single weekend once a quarter

  • Orientation to the American Red Cross (online)
  • Disaster Services: An Overview (online)
  • HFPC Guidance and Training: Safety for Home Visits, Smoke Alarm Installation, and other training (hands on)


Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Volunteers agree to take a term of at least 1 year on the HFPC team. Position is renewable upon the

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