Save Lives by Helping At-Risk Neighbors Prevents and Prepare for Home Fires!: Home Fire Preparedness


(33.51589,-81.73326)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

1314 Pine Log Rd.Aiken, SC 29803


About

PLACEMENT PURPOSE
The American Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services (DCS) launched 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 as part of a home visit team. Primary responsibilities include: ensure that the number of smoke alarms and batteries installed and other services provided is recorded and reported within program parameters and that the resident client completes and signs required documents (acknowledgment, releases, etc.); reviewing a fire safety checklist with the resident, assisting the resident in completing a home fire escape plan, and reviewing priority hazard risk and preparedness steps/protective actions; holding ladder or step stool safely for the installer, as needed.

OPEN TIME DAYS

5-10 hours per weekend, once per quarter on average

REQUIRED TRAINING

American Red Cross Volunteer Orientation

Disaster Cycle Services Overview (optional)

Home Fire Preparedness Campaign Guidance and Training: Safety for Home Visits, Fire Safety and Disaster Education, and other required training.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 1 year
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