Attend a Home Fire Safety Presentation and Sign-up for Free Smoke Alarms
NEWPORT, OR., APRIL 30, 2019—American Red Cross is launching Sound the Alarm home fire safety effort to install 100,000 free smoke alarms in 100 high-risk cities across the country. In Lincoln County, Red Cross volunteers have organized a local event on May 11 from 2-3:30 at the Gleneden Beach Fire Station, 6445 Gleneden Beach Loop, Gleneden Beach, OR 97388. The volunteers will provide information about home fire risks and how to prepare in the event of a fire. They will also take requests for free alarm installations. RSVP for this event at https://tinyurl.com/LCfiresafety.
“Smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire by half,” said American Red Cross President & CEO Gail McGovern. “Every day across this country, home fires threaten families—but working smoke alarms can be the difference between survival and tragedy.”
FAMILY GRATEFUL FOR HOME FIRE CAMPAIGN – Just months ago, Gilbert Toussaint heard all five of his newly installed smoke alarms go off, which alerted him and his daughter to the fire in their home. Within minutes, Gilbert’s home of over 50 years was gone—but he credits the smoke alarms installed through the Home Fire Campaign for saving his and his daughter’s lives. “Look at me—I’m a living survivor to let you know that a smoke alarm can save your life,” Gilbert said.