Sound the Alarm -Yucaipa-Save a Life! Freemont Heights Mobile Estates!
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Help us Sound the Alarm about home fire safety!
The American Red Cross is teaming up with volunteers and partners to Sound the Alarm with home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events. Volunteers are installing free smoke alarms in at-risk communities across the country. Every day 7 people die from home fires. Since 2014, we’ve saved more than
1,200 lives. Join our growing movement!
We are looking for volunteers to join the American Red Cross, San Bernardino County Fire Department, and community partners to Sound the Alarm, a home fire safety, and smoke alarm installation event that will help save lives. Ensuring that every home has at least one working smoke alarm doubles a family’s chance of survival in a home fire. When you add home fire safety education, that home then has a 97% chance of survival. Your generous donation of time and talent to install, educate, and document services provided could save a life in this community!
We will provide the tools, alarms, training, and lunch. All WE NEED is YOU!
Please join us on Saturday,October 8, 2022, at the Freemont Heights Mobile Estates to offer free smoke alarm installations and provide home fire safety visits to the residents. We'll be registering residents of Freemont Heights for appointments on the day of the event and going door-to-door to install alarms in neighboring Freemont Heights Mobile Estates.
As a safety precaution, we'll be conducting the group gatherings outside and masks will be required for the duration of the event. Please ensure you are in good health the day of the installations. If you are exhibiting any COVID symptoms, you're awaiting a COVID-19 test result or are quarantining or isolating for any reason, please do not attend the event. Masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes will be provided by the Red Cross, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.
If you've never participated before, it's easy, fun, and a great way to help your community. No experience necessary as we'll train you. We organize volunteers into teams of three, and give each person the role of either Educator, Installer, or Documenter.
The Educator discusses various home safety practices with the residents including how to prevent home fires and how to develop a 2-minute home fire escape plan.
The Installer is responsible for installing the smoke alarms in the best areas in the home. Must be 18 or older.
The Documenter fills out the necessary paperwork to document the install. We do a training session on-site, but if you are interested in learning more beforehand, you can watch videos at:
All you need to do is wear comfy walking shoes and we will provide all the equipment needed and a map of your assigned area.
Anyone that is vaccinated is welcome! Feel free to bring your family, friends, and neighbors. Just let us know they are coming by registering them at this link so we have an accurate participant count.
Training for each position is conducted on the day of the event. Lunch and refreshments are provided for volunteers!!
Thanks for your support and I hope to see you there!
YUCAIPA SMOKE ALARM INSTALLATION EVENT - RAIN OR SHINE!
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Time: 8am-2pm. Please plan to attend the entire event. 8-9 am registration and training, 9 am-12 pm smoke alarm installations, 12-2 pm lunch and clean up.
Location:12151 Freemont St, Yucaipa, CA 92399
Link to register: https://tinyurl.com/RedCrossPublicEvents
When you register type in 92399 as the zip code and register for the City of Yucaipa .
Or email our Volunteer Recruitment Specialist, Juana Zapata @Juana.Zapata@redcross.org or (951) 205-6689
About American Red Cross - San Bernardino HIGH DESERT County Chapter
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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.
The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that...
...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;
...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;
...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;
...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and
...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.
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- Must be at least 18
- Anyone that is vaccinated is welcome! One day only! Stop by and Save a Life!