The American Red Cross has launched a national campaign to reduce the number of fire deaths and injuries by 25% over the next five years.
- Fire related deaths and injuries are highest in homes without smoke alarms.
- Last year the Red Cross responded to nearly two home fires each day in the Cascades Region.
- More than 60% of fire deaths occur in homes without a working smoke alarm.
- Fire experts agree that people may have as little as 2 minutes to escape a burning home before it's too late to get out.
You can get a FREE smoke alarm installed by a trained Red Cross volunteer, by calling: (503) 528-5783 or by sending an email to email@example.com.
For more information about the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign or to volunteer for this important outreach effort, visit: www.redcross.org/cascadeshfpc