Save Lives by Helping At-Risk Neighbors Prevent and Prepare for Home Fires!: Home Fire Preparedness
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 over five 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 liaison with media, government agencies, and community groups to mobilize support for the planning and implementation of the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. Helps mobilize community support and groups where rallies will take place, as well as works with local fire departments, government officials, and other community groups. Informs external community groups and stakeholders about the rally. The External Relations Lead also helps to build and sustain local coalitions to plan and implement the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.
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)
Media, Liaison, Collaboration
Home Fire Preparedness Campaign Guidance and Training; Safety for Home Visits, Fire Safety and Disaster Education, and other required training.
About American Red Cross - Palmetto South Carolina Region
2424A City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29406, US
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.
We'll work with your schedule.
Stuart St.Columbia, SC 29207
- People 55+
- 1 year