Thursday, August 21st, 2014

American Red Cross And Cibola High School Volunteers To Educate People On Preventing House Fires

American Red Cross volunteers and Cibola High School volunteers on Saturday will go door to door in Yuma talking to people about how to prevent home fires and how to escape safely should a fire occur.
 
The event, which honors the Martin Luther King Day of Service, will run from 9am-to-12noon. Fires represent the greatest threat to Arizona families. Nationally, the Red Cross responds to a disaster on average every eight minutes, and the vast majority of them are home fires. Fire prevention tips include checking smoke alarms once a month and batteries replaced at least once a year. Everyone in the family should recognize the alarm and know what to do when it sounds. Volunteers will leave safety-tip door hangers for people who are not at home. The door hangers, printed in both English and Spanish, provide cooking and heating tips, highlight the importance of smoke alarms and the need to create and practice a fire escape plan.

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