Red Cross Brings Home Fire Campaign to Tolland Goal is to Reduce Home Fire Deaths and
The American Red Cross announced today that their national Home Fire Campaign is partnering with the Tolland Fire Department to install smoke alarms in area residences September 23. Teams consisting of a Red Cross Volunteer and a Firefighter will visit pre-registered Tolland homes to install smoke alarms free of charge as well as educate the homeowners on fire safety and personal preparedness. The campaign will kick off at the Tolland Fire Department headquarters at 7:30 AM on September 23, 2017.
Tolland residents wishing to participate should meet two criteria: The home was built prior to 1975 The current smoke detectors are 10 years old or older
To register, please contact Tolland Fire Department – 413-258-2859 by the cutoff date of September 15, 2017.
The goal of this campaign in Tolland and across the country is to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires.
“Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a home fire and we have witnessed that tragedy right here in Western Massachusetts,” said Mary Nathan, Disaster Program Manager for Western MA. “Smoke alarms save lives.”
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.