Sound the Alarm event prepares families in case of a fire emergency


It's a campaign that raises awareness on fire safety and prevention.

The American Red Cross hosted its Sound the Alarm event that encourages the use of smoke alarms to help reduce the number of deaths caused by house fires. "We have volunteers out in the field right now installing smoke alarms and making homes safer by working with families on their fire escape plans", Paul said.

It only takes 30 minutes for Red Cross volunteers to install the smoke alarms and go over a quick education session on how it works and what to do in case of a fire. "This is the most common disaster threat to an American family".

"We found a real need for a campaign like this based off of a ton of stats that boil down to the fact that most Americans are over confident and under prepared for house fires", Meianna Oeser of the American Red Cross said.

Wise says Rockford Fire responds to a home fire call every 26 hours.

"You hear me say it hundred times, again and again, smoke alarms save lives", NOFD Superintendent Tim McConnell said. "We stress to people that smoke alarms are proven to save lives".

Rockford was just one of over 100-high-risk communities picked to be a part of the Sound the Alarm series across the country.



Related Posts

Noteworthy Stocks: Schlumberger Limited (SLB), United Technologies Corporation (UTX)
The company's shares were assimilated at $64.79 per share worth to an investment of some $323,950 on account of Schorn Patrick . The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link .

Japan Airlines to set up low-priced carrier, targeting Asian demand
Officials say the new airline will fly 2 planes from Narita airport near Tokyo to major cities in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Japan Airlines set up Jetstar Japan with partner Qantas six years ago, serving domestic and short-haul worldwide markets.

Sunny Leone's family is back in Mumbai
Actually, Sunny Leone wanted to know that the person with whom she is going to do love making scenes is totally fit or not. Sunny Leone is all set to reveal her life story in a biopic titled Karenjit Kaur - The Untold Story of Sunny Leone.

Nevsun Resources (NSU) Stock Price Down 4.8%
In theory, there is an infinite number of simple moving averages, but the most common are three SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200. Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) is struggling to gain traction with investors, as evidenced by its 16.64 million shares volume.

Today May 12 PowerShares S&P Intl Dev Momentum ETF (IDMO) Drops 0.47%
Finally , MD Sass Investors Services Inc. boosted its stake in shares of SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF by 216.8% during the 4th quarter. Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd grew its stake in Vanguard S&P 500 ETF by 11.7% during the first quarter.

Fans Attempt To Attack Pregnant Cardi B Outside Of Clothing Store
The soon-to-be mommy must have realized all of the drama was too much, because soon after, she deleted her Instagram account. Cardi then responded in a now unavailable Instagram post. "I just don't understand the extreme lack of.couth", she added.

United States vows to make North Korea rich if it gives up nukes
He said a massive inspection and monitoring regime would be required to ensure the North's compliance. Trump has said he wants North Korea to completely shut down its nuclear weapons program.

Nobuo Uematsu Is Said To Be Helping With Final Fantasy VII Remake
This means that there's some additional context to the conversation about the release date that we don't have. He was the one who composed the music for the original Final Fantasy 7 as well.

Iran sanctions may hit oil imports to India
The investments made by European energy firms agreed with Iran after the JPCOA was implemented are also now under a cloud. The United States announced on Tuesday that it would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran .

Melania Trump treated for benign kidney condition, in hospital
The Slovenian-born first lady last week rolled out an agenda for her White House work focused on helping children. Sources at the White House said the visit to Walter Reed Medical Centre is expected later on Monday .

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.