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


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


1050 Fuller Ave NEGrand Rapids, MI 49503


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 over five years. Its strategy includes participating in 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 that the number of smoke alarms and batteries installed and other services provided are reported within the program parameters and that the resident client completes and signs required documents (acknowledgement, releases, etc.); and transfers completed documents to the event neighborhood captain or designee. This position should also hold ladder or step stool safely, as needed. It is part of a smoke alarm home visit team.

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

• American Red Cross Volunteer Orientation
• Disaster Services: An Overview (optional)
• Home Fire Preparedness Campaign Guidance and Training: Safety for Home Visits, Fire Safety and Disaster Education, and other required training.


Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 1 Year

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