Red Cross and City of New Haven partnering to offer free smoke alarm installations in New Haven

We are partnering with the City of New Haven to offer free smoke alarms and installations to residents in New Haven on Monday, January 16 as part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

The smoke alarm installations are part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries.

Residents can schedule a visit by visiting www.redcross.org/ct/schedule-a-visit or by Arlington Home Fire Campaign 2016calling 877-287-3327 and choosing option 1 on the menu to request a smoke alarm installation.

Red Cross volunteers will be joined by members of the New Haven Fire Department and other community partners to visit homes between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Teams making visits will share fire safety and preparedness information and install smoke alarms in homes as requested. Volunteers will help families understand the importance of fire safety and help them develop personalized family escape plans to use in the event a fire breaks out in their home.

In addition to providing free smoke alarm installations and education, the Red Cross is also looking for volunteers to help install smoke alarms, educate and provide safety information for this event and in their community throughout the year. Home Fire Campaign Volunteers are trained by the Red Cross, can volunteer during the day or on weekends and can help make a difference in their community. For more information on volunteering visit: https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=vms_public_form&form_id=989.

Also, as part of the Martin Luther King Day of Service, the Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive in New Haven. The drive will take place at the Beulah Heights First Pentecostal Church Blood Drive, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. To make an appointment visit redcrossblood.org/ct.

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