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


(45.546223,-122.66862)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

3131 N. Vancouver AvenuePortland, OR 97227


About

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

REQUIRED TRAINING
  • American Red Cross Volunteer Orientation
  • Disaster Services: An Overview (optional)
  • HFPC Guidance and Training: Safety for Home Visits, Smoke Alarm Installation, and
    other required training.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 1 year
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