Spokane Fire Department and American Red Cross Partner to Install Free Smoke Detectors for Local Families

Credit: American Red Cross

SPOKANE, Washington. – The Spokane Fire Department and the American Red Cross are teaming up to help keep you safe.

On May 7, volunteers and firefighters will install free smoke alarms for local families. This is part of the National Red Cross Domestic Firefighting Campaign aimed at reducing the number of people killed and injured in fires across the country.

“Every second counts when there’s a house fire because you may only have two minutes to escape before it’s too late,” said Ryan Rodin, executive director of the American Red Cross. of the Greater Inland Northwest Chapter. “That’s why Red Cross volunteers will accompany Spokane Fire to help families take essential steps to protect themselves against these daily disasters.

During the 20-minute home visits, Red Cross volunteers and members of the Spokane Fire Department will also share information about what causes home fires, how to prevent them, what to do if a fire starts and how to create an escape plan. You can register for an appointment here.

“Since 2014, we have partnered with the Red Cross to make our community more resilient to residential fires,” said Spokane Fire Department Chief Brian Schaeffer. “Spokane Fire appreciates the Red Cross staff and volunteers who dedicate their time and knowledge to this life-saving program.

Anyone interested in volunteering can find information here.

CONNECTION: Practicing Fire Safety; organize an emergency evacuation plan

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