Opportunity Details

Disaster & Emergency Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:18+

Prevent Home Fires with the Red Cross on 11/2

Did you know that the American Red Cross responds to a disaster every 8 minutes, and the vast majority of these are home fires? Sadly, every day seven people die from home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms, with children and the elderly disproportionately killed. That’s why the Red Cross launched the Home Fire Campaign in 2014. Since then, volunteers and partners have made over 300,000 households safer and saved over 500 lives. Now we’re on the cusp of something big, and we need your help.

On November 2, 2019, we are installing alarms in Poughkeepsie and we need you!!

There are a variety of ways to help at this event. Each install team will have members in the following roles. Roles will be chosen by the team on the day of the event. Please see below for a general description of these options to help better prepare for the day of the event. 

Volunteer Safety Educator:  Educates the family on fire safety
and assists with completing a disaster plan while the smoke alarms
are being installed.  This volunteer should be comfortable speaking
with a wide variety of individuals.

Volunteer Smoke Alarm Installer:  Installs smoke alarms in
homes during the canvassing event.  This volunteer should be
comfortable using a ladder and a power drill.

Volunteer Documenter:  Records information about each home
and the number of alarms installed.  This person should be
comfortable completing basic paperwork.


All training and materials provided. Lunch provided!

Volunteer to help Sound the Alarm. Save a Life
Registration is open!  CLICK HERE to learn more and signup!

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