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

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American Red Cross - Palmetto South Carolina Region

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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.


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


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.

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About American Red Cross - Palmetto South Carolina Region


2424A City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29406, US

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.


Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether itメs one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.


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1155 N. Guignard, Suite 2Sumter, SC 29150




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