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 primarily to ensure all needed locations, materials and equipment are acquired, ready, and in place for the rally and other associated Home Fire Preparedness Campaign events. Also helps coordinate any use of vehicles, staging areas, any refreshments, supplies and other needed logistical support.
OPEN TIME DAYS
40 - 60 hours over the course of 2 -3 months, once per quarter on average
-American Red Cross Volunteer Orientation
-Disaster Cycle Services Overview (optional)
-HFPC Guidance and Training: Safety for Home Visits, Fire Safety and Disaster Education, and other required training.