Volunteers are needed on Monday to install smoke alarms in BC

Coinciding with the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, the American Red Cross of Northern Utah will host a National Service Day on Monday, Jan 15th in Box Elder County. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is part of the Red Cross’ national Home Fire Campaign to install residential smoke alarms, provide tips on fire preparedness and help families develop emergency escape plans.

The Red Cross is actively seeking volunteers to join the campaign, with participants meeting at the Brigham City Fire Department, 442 W. Forest Street, before they are dispatched in teams of three to canvass neighborhoods and install alarms in the heart of downtown Brigham City.

According to Natalie Good, home fire preparedness coordinator and planner of the Northern Utah Chapter’s 2018 installation events, their goal is to install 50 smoke alarms. Since the Home Fire Campaign’s inception in 2014, the Red Cross can document having saved 303 lives nationally as a result of such efforts.

The chapter will host a total of six such events in 2018, including in May in Cache County. Specific dates, times and locations will be announced as arrangements are finalized. For more information, call (801-625-0865) or email madeline.mcdonald@redcross.org

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