Save Lives by Providing Fire Safety and Disaster Preparedness Education in At-Risk Homes!: Home Fire


(39.652866,-78.76252)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Anywhere in the CountyCumberland, MD 21502
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PLACEMENT PURPOSE
The American Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services (DCS) is launching the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign (HFPC) in October 2014. Its goal is to reduce the rate of deaths and injuries due to home fires by 25 percent over 5 years. Its strategy includes participating in a community coalition that targets neighborhoods at-risk for home fires; installs and tests smoke alarms; and provides fire safety and disaster preparedness education/planning. This position exists primarily to review a fire safety checklist with the resident, assist the resident in completing a home fire escape plan, and review priority hazard risk and preparedness steps/protective actions. It is part of a smoke alarm home visit team.

OPEN TIME DAYS

  • 5-10 hours per weekend, once a quarter on average
  • Dates to be determined.
REQUIRED TRAINING
  • Orientation to American Red Cross (online)
  • Disaster Services: An Overview (optional)
  • HFPC Guidance and Training: Safety for Home Visits, Fire Safety and Disaster Education, and other required training.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Under the age of 16 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

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