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Home Fire Campaign Brings Volunteer Power to Visalia

The Visalia Fire Department, in partnership with the American Red Cross of the Central Valley and Southern California Edison Company, is mobilizing the power of volunteers to install free smoke alarms in Visalia homes during an upcoming Centennial Year Home Fire Campaign event. Red Cross volunteers, Visalia firefighters, and other community partners will be installing smoke alarms on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., beginning at Fire Station #54: 440 Ferguson Street, Visalia, CA 93291.

“In our business, we see firsthand how important smoke detectors are and how they save lives. The Visalia Fire Department is excited to be partnering with the American Red Cross for another Home Fire Campaign to be able to offer free smoke detectors to those who don’t have these
Life-saving devices in their homes, and make our residents feel safer at night,” said Visalia Fire Department Battalion Chief Darrin Hughes.

“Last year the Red Cross and volunteers responded to help over 230 families that were displaced by home fire disasters and installed over 630 free smoke alarms. It is extremely important that we as a community continue to educate each other on how to fortify the safety of our communities,” said Red Cross Executive Director Barry Falke, “By continuing to install these smoke alarms and share fire safety information we become better prepared to face and fight potential disasters as soon as they occur. I have the utmost confidence that after receiving Red Cross fire safety information and training, families will be much more capable of making the right decisions during emergencies.”

You do not have to be an existing Red Cross volunteer to participate in this event, and new volunteers are encouraged to sign up. Visit redcross.org/cencalhfc to learn more and register.

The Home Fire Campaign is part of a nationwide effort to reduce home fire deaths by installing free smoke alarms throughout the country and educating families on the importance of having an emergency preparedness plan.To learn more about how to participate with or donate to the Home Fire Campaign, visit redcross.org/centralcalifornia.

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