Friday, October 9, 2015

Letter from Executive Director, Julia Wright - October 2015

Did you know that if a fire starts in your home, you may have just two minutes to escape?  October is Fire Prevention month and the American Red Cross has begun canvassing neighborhoods by providing fire safety information, reminding families to check smoke detectors, replacing batteries and walking people through fire escape plans in their homes.  People should know two ways to escape from every room and designate a place to meet outside the home in case of a fire. Red Cross recommends that households develop a fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year with everyone who lives in the home. 

The biggest disaster threat to American families isn’t floods, hurricanes or tornadoes, it’s fire. During October, the American Red Cross urges everyone to become aware of what steps should take to keep your family safe.  You can learn more at

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