Fire Corps Teams Encouraged to Join the Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign
February 10, 2015
On average, seven people in the U.S. die each day in a home fire, according to the National Fire Protection Association. This alarming statistic empowered the American Red Cross to launch the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign last October to reduce home fire deaths and injuries by as much as 25 percent over the next five years. This nationwide campaign focuses on rallying communities to install smoke alarms in at-risk homes, deliver life-saving fire safety education, and assist residents in creating home fire escape plans.
The National Volunteer Fire Council, a Red Cross National Coalition Partner, fully supports this endeavor and encourages Fire Corps members to participate in Home Fire Preparedness Campaign efforts in their communities. Fire Corps has a number of resources dedicated to help reduce home fires, such as the course FC-304: Conducting Home Safety Checks, the Fire Corps Guide to Fire and Life Safety Education, a home safety checklist, and more. Fire Corps teams should also contact their local Red Cross to find partnership opportunities in their area.
Learn more about Fire Corps and access Fire Corps resources at www.firecorps.org. To learn more about the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign and contact your local Red Cross chapter, visit www.homefirepreparedness.org.