updated April 21, 2017:
Due to weather conditions, the April 22 Home Fire Campaign partnering with the Evansville Fire Department, The Promise Zone, and The City of Evansville has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The training location, to be determined, will be announced next week.
Volunteers will arrive for training at 8:45 a.m. and will canvas from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Tepe Park and Akin Park neighborhoods installing free smoke alarms and providing Home Fire education.
The Home Fire campaign will be the featured program at the Traveling City Hall meeting on Wednesday, April 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the American Red Cross building, 29 S. Stockwell Road. All residents are welcome to attend to learn about the campaign and sign up to have a free smoke alarm installed in their homes.
On Saturday, April 22nd, the Evansville Fire Department, The Promise Zone, and the American Red Cross are partnering up for a Home Fire Campaign event where volunteers will canvas Tepe Park & Akin Park neighborhoods installing free smoke alarms and providing Home Fire education. The event is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and volunteers will meet at the C.K. Newsome Center at 100 E. Walnut Street Evansville, IN 47713 for training at 8:45 a.m.
“The Evansville Fire Department is in the business of saving lives,” said Mike Connelly, chief of the Evansville Fire Department. ”If there is one best way for the Evansville Fire Department to work with relevant response agencies in order to reduce death or injury from fire in our community, the American Red Cross is it. This partnership will improve the notification process in homes of residents, so they can evacuate safely from their homes before fire conditions become life threatening and before the fire department arrives.”
“With at least 10 lives saved in Indiana from the Home Fire Campaign, it only seems appropriate that the City of Evansville partner with the American Red Cross for their continuous efforts to reduce the amount of home fire related deaths in the community,” said Lloyd Winnecke, Mayor of Evansville. It is also an opportunity to make sure all households are prepared for home fires and other emergencies:
? Create and practice a fire escape plan. Make sure everyone in the family knows how to get out of every room and how to get out of the home in less than two minutes. Select a location outside for everyone to meet.
? Download the Red Cross Emergency App which includes content on how to prevent home fires and what to do if one occurs. The Monster Guard: Prepare for Emergencies App is a game designed for kids. Both apps are available to download for free in app stores or at redcross.org/apps.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 50 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
About Evansville Fire Department:
The Evansville Fire Department is a professional organization of concerned professionals dedicated to protecting the community by preserving life, property and the environment. The partnership with the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign will help reach the goal of reducing injuries or death due to residential fires