Help Install Free Smoke Detectors with Sound the Alarm: Save a Life on Saturday, Oct. 27

By on September 8, 2018

This one single fire statistic is sobering – every day seven people die in home fires. But you can help to change this reality by participating in Sound the Alarm: Save a Life on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The American Red Cross serving Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, in partnership with fire departments, volunteers and various community organizations will be installing free smoke detectors in at-risk areas and communities in Yucaipa.

Volunteers, ages 14 and above, are now being sought to help with this important community activity. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have parental consent to participate in Sound the Alarm events. All volunteers must be willing to sign a photo release form allowing the American Red Cross to use photographs, videotapes and recordings during the Sound the Alarm events.

As a Sound the Alarm volunteer, you will go door to door in teams of 3-5 people in a targeted neighborhood to inform residents that free smoke alarm installation is available to them. You will be provided with talking points and information sheets to leave with residents. Each home visit will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. Each position will receive group training the day of the event. Positions include installers, educators, documenters and safety volunteers.

Although this event is for late October now is to time to volunteer to participate and sign up. This is a great opportunity for service clubs, church groups, older youth groups/clubs, families and anyone who wants to help ensure the safety of their fellow Yucaipa residents.

Additional information and registration forms are available at: https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=vms_public_form&form_id=4824. A reporting location will be emailed to volunteers the week of the event.