Volunteering with American Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign
On July 9, 2016 our Franchise owner Jared Lamey, and employees Holly Merrill and Kelly Overlock and Kelly’s daughter Taylor volunteered their time to the American Red Cross of Maine for the Home Fire Preparedness event in Portland. They along with 30 other volunteers and the Portland Fire Department installed smoke detectors in the Riverton neighborhood in Portland. The purpose of the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign is to encourage homeowners to check or install working smoke alarms in their homes. The volunteers also helped develop an emergency escape plan for the homeowners. This five-year initiative to help reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by 25 percent. Our SERVPRO team visited several homes during the day and installed 30 smoke detectors that day.
When fire strikes, you have about two minutes to escape a burning building. Make sure your home is equipped with a working smoke detector reduces the chance of you dying in a fire by nearly half. Having a family escape plan ensures you and your family will know what to do and where to meet once outside.
Visit redcross.org/homefires for more information or to schedule your free home fire safety visit.