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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four in Pendleton - 05/21/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on May 21, 2018, at approximately 10:45 a.m. in the 600 block of SW Emigrant Ave. in Pendleton, Oregon. The fire affected four, including two adults and two children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Five People in Dallas - 05/20/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2018 in the 1100 block of Stettler Street in Dallas, Polk County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected three adults and two children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Multi-Family Fire Affecting 11 People in Beaverton - 05/19/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 7:00 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018 in the 12000 block of SW Walden Lane in Beaverton, Washington County, Ore.

The multi-family fire affected 11 adults and several pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Multiple Families in Beaverton - 05/18/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on May 18, 2018, at approximately 12 p.m. in the 13000 block of SW Larch Pl., in Beaverton, Oregon. The fire affected multiple families, including 12 adults, three children and pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Four People in Portland - 05/17/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 12:00 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018 in the 4700 block of NE 89th Avenue in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected four adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Three People in Portland - 05/16/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in the 3100 block of SE 9th Avenue in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.

The multi-family fire affected three adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross & Fire Department Partners Install 1,000+ Free Smoke Alarms in Oregon in Two Weeks - 05/14/18

Free smoke alarm installations are part of the Red Cross Sound the Alarm initiative, a nationwide effort to reduce death and injury related to home fires by installing 100,000 smoke alarms across the nation between April 28 and May 13.

PORTLAND, Ore., May 14, 2018 The local American Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington exceeded the goal of installing 1,000 free smoke alarms in homes that needed them as part of the Sound the Alarm initiative. Throughout the initiative 1,266 smoke alarms were installed in homes that needed them, and fire safety education was delivered to 408 households.

Red Cross Sound the Alarm events were conducted in cities throughout the United States between April 28 and May 13. Oregon hosted three Sound the Alarm events in Sutherlin (April 28), Madras (May 5) and Portland (May 12). 

Fire department partners for each event include the Sutherlin Fire Department, Jefferson County Fire District #1 and Portland Fire & Rescue.

“I am extremely grateful to our Red Cross workforce and to our fire department partners for making this campaign such a success,” said Candace Horter, chief executive officer of the Red Cross Cascades Region. “Our work is preventing tragedies and ultimately saving lives.” 

VIEW PHOTOS FROM EACH EVENT:

Sutherlin: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/ggBgmgQmV0

Madras: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/f2C04BexIL

Portland: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/60PaM7x2rJ

 

ABOUT RED CROSS HOME FIRE CAMPAIGN:

The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the majority of which are home fires. Working smoke alarms in a home cut the risk of death by half, and having an escape plan further improves the odds of survival. Across the country, the Red Cross efforts to end home fires are making a difference. As of April 2018, the Red Cross and our partners have saved 416 lives and installed more than 1,103,000 free smoke alarms.

 

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/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Red Cross Cascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

Red Cross Responds to a Single Family Home Fire Affecting Twelve People in Eagle Point - 05/14/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on May 13, 2018, at approximately 9:30 p.m. in the 6400 block of Monte Vista Court in Eagle Point, Ore. The single family home fire affected twelve people including six adults, six children and their pets. 

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. 

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment. 

Red Cross Responds to Single Family Home Fire Affecting Eight People in Portland - 05/13/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single family home fire disaster on May 13, 2018, at approximately 7:00 p.m. in the 12200 block of NW Barnes Road in Portland, Ore. The fire affected a family of eight including three adults, five children, and their pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. 

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment. 

Red Cross & Portland Fire & Rescue Install 400 Smoke Alarms in Portland - 05/12/18

Today’s event is part of the Sound the Alarm initiative, which includes the installation of 100,000 alarms in 100+ communities across the country.

PORTLAND, Ore., May 12, 2018 The local American Red Cross and Portland Fire & Rescue installed 400 free smoke alarms in more than 100 homes that needed them in Portland. The event is part of the Sound the Alarm initiative, which kicked off at Portland Community College this morning at 9 a.m. The event included more than 100 volunteers in 26 teams that installed smoke alarms and provided fire safety education and home fire escape planning.

The day started with speakers including Red Cross Regional Chief Executive Officer Candace Horter, Red Cross General Counsel Craig Mendelsohn, Portland Fire Commissioner Dan Saltzman, Portland Fire & Rescue Chief Mike Myers and Oregon State Fire Marshal Jim Walker. Portland locals Stevie Mercer and Jimi Hardin shared their story of how Red Cross fire safety education and smoke alarms saved their lives last year.

VIEW PHOTOS FROM TODAY’S EVENT: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/60PaM7x2rJ

READ A LOCAL STORY ABOUT A HOME FIRE SURVIVOR IN PORTLAND: http://www.redcrossblog.org/2017/10/fire-escape-plan-saves-lives-in-portland.html

ABOUT RED CROSS HOME FIRE CAMPAIGN:

The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the majority of which are home fires. Working smoke alarms in a home cut the risk of death by half, and having an escape plan further improves the odds of survival. Across the country, the Red Cross efforts to end home fires are making a difference. As of April 2018, the Red Cross and our partners have saved 416 lives and installed more than 1,103,000 free smoke alarms.

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/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Red Cross Cascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four in Portland - 05/10/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on May 10, 2018, at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the 15,000 block of SE Division Street in Portland, Oregon. The fire affected four, including three adults and one child. 

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Eight in Vancouver - 05/10/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on May 10, 2018, at approximately 2:00 p.m. in the 600 block of NE 132nd Avenue in Vancouver, Washington. The fire affected eight, including two adults and six children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment

Red Cross & Portland Fire Offering Free Smoke Alarm Installations on Saturday, May 12 - 05/10/18

Community members encouraged to sign up for a free appointment by calling 503-528-5783 or by visiting redcross.org/GetAnAlarm.

PORTLAND, Ore., May 10, 2018 Every day, an average of seven people die as a result of a fire in their home, and most of these deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms. That’s why the American Red Cross, in partnership with Portland Fire & Rescue and the Oregon State Fire Marshal, will be installing free smoke alarms in homes that need them in Portland as well as delivering fire safety education this Saturday, May 12, as part of the Red Cross Sound the Alarm initiative.

Portland-area residents are asked to make a free appointment for smoke alarm installations by calling 503-528-5783 or by visiting redcross.org/GetAnAlarm. If residents are unavailable for an appointment on Saturday, Red Cross will make arrangements to install on another day.

READ A LOCAL STORY ABOUT OUR WORK:

Portland residents Jimi Hardin and Stevie Mercer escaped their home when it caught fire because the Red Cross had helped them to put together a fire escape plan and had installed smoke alarms in their home.

ABOUT RED CROSS WORK TO PREVENT HOME FIRE TRAGEDIES:

The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the majority of which are home fires. Working smoke alarms in a home cut the risk of death by half, and having an escape plan further improves the odds of survival. Across the country, the Red Cross efforts to end home fires are making a difference. As of May 2018, the Red Cross and our partners across the country have saved 416 lives and installed more than 1,103,000 free smoke alarms. Please join this important effort.

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/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Red Cross Cascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Six in Salem - 05/09/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on May 9, 2018, at approximately 3:00p.m. in the 4100 block of Kinslo Court SE in Salem, Oregon. The fire affected six, including two adults and four children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Disaster Affecting Two People in Long Beach - 05/08/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a disaster on May 8, 2018, at approximately 8:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Pacific Ave., Long Beach, Washington. The disaster affected one family, including two adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to a Single Family Home Fire Affecting One Person - 05/07/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on May 7, 2018, at approximately 6:00 p.m. in the 100 block of Williams Road in Yoncalla, Ore. The fire affected one adult and their pet.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. 

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment. 

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Two People in Prineville - 05/05/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018 in the 14000 block of SE Sharps Street in Prineville, Crook County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected two adults and three pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross & Jefferson County Fire Department Install Nearly 300 Smoke Alarms in Madras - 05/05/18

Today’s event is part of the Sound the Alarm initiative, which includes the installation of 100,000 alarms in 100+ communities across the country.

MADRAS, Ore., May 5, 2018 The local American Red Cross and the Jefferson County Fire Department installed nearly 300 free smoke alarms in homes that need them in Madras. The event is part of the Sound the Alarm initiative, which kicked off at the Jefferson County Fire Department #1 this morning at 9 a.m. The event included more than 50 volunteers in 12 teams that installed smoke alarms and provided fire safety education and home fire escape planning.

The day started with speakers including Red Cross Regional Chief Executive Officer Candace Horter, Red Cross Central & Eastern Oregon Executive Director Shon Keely and Jefferson County Fire Recruitment and Retention Officer Kasey Skaar. Bend locals Cody Parr and Jake Woodmansee shared their story of how Red Cross responders helped Jake after his home caught fire and how the incident inspired Cody to give back to the Red Cross through his local comedy club.

VIEW PHOTOS FROM TODAY’S EVENT: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/f2C04BexIL

READ A LOCAL STORY ABOUT A HOME FIRE SURVIVOR IN BEND: http://www.redcrossblog.org/2018/04/back-to-future-to-help-red-cross.html

ABOUT RED CROSS HOME FIRE CAMPAIGN:

The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the majority of which are home fires. Working smoke alarms in a home cut the risk of death by half, and having an escape plan further improves the odds of survival. Across the country, the Red Cross efforts to end home fires are making a difference. As of April 2018, the Red Cross and our partners have saved 416 lives and installed more than 1,103,000 free smoke alarms.

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/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Red Cross Cascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Three People in Portland - 05/05/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 11:00 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018 in the 15700 block of NE Milton Place in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected two adults and one child.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting One Person in Bend - 05/04/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018 in the 63800 block of North Highway 97 in Bend, Deschutes County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected one adult.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting One Family in Redmond - 05/04/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on May 4, 2018, at approximately 1 p.m. in the 2000 block NW 36th St. Redmond, Oregon. The fire affected one family including five adults, three children and pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Three Families in Portland - 05/03/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on May 3, 2018 at approximately 10 a.m. in the 17000 block of SE Naegeli Dr. in Portland. The fire affected three families, including six adults, one child and pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Join the Red Cross & Portland Fire to Sound the Alarm and Save Lives from Home Fires - 05/03/18

On May 12, Red Cross and Portland Fire & Rescue will install free smoke alarms in local homes. This event is part of the Sound the Alarm initiative, which includes the installation of 100,000 alarms in 100+ communities across the country.

 

PORTLAND, Ore., May 3, 2018 — Join the local American Red Cross and Portland Fire & Rescue to Sound the Alarm about fire safety and reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires. Every day, an average of seven people die as a result of a fire in their home and most of these deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms.

 

On May 12, Red Cross volunteers, Portland Fire officials, including Portland Fire Commissioner Dan Saltzman and Portland Fire & Rescue Chief Mike Myers, and local partners will install free smoke alarms in homes that need them and deliver fire safety education.

 

WHAT: Join the Red Cross and Portland Fire & Rescue to install free smoke alarms, deliver fire safety information and Sound the Alarm about fire safety.

 

WHERE: Portland Community College, 2305 SE 82nd Ave., Portland, OR 97216

(event kick-off and staging area)

 

WHEN:  May 12, at 9 a.m.

Red Cross Regional Chief Executive Officer Candace Horter will be joined by Portland Fire Commissioner Dan Saltzman and Portland Fire & Rescue Chief Mike Myers to deliver remarks on the importance of local home fire safety efforts and the Sound the Alarm initiative. Portland couple Jimi Hardin and Stevie Mercer will share their story about how Red Cross fire safety education and smoke alarms saved their lives last year.  

 

ABOUT RED CROSS SOUND THE ALARM INITIATIVE:

“Over the last 12 months, the local Red Cross has responded to 718 home fires. Home fires are the biggest disaster threat our community faces,” said Candace Horter, Red Cross Cascades Region Chief Executive Officer. “Please help us Sound the Alarm by volunteering to install smoke alarms in your community, making a financial contribution or taking steps to protect your own family from home fires.”

 

"Installing smoke alarms and having a fire escape plan are critical steps every family should take to protect their lives and their property," said Portland Fire & Rescue Chief Mike Myers. "Portland Fire & Rescue is proud to partner with the Red Cross to 'Sound the Alarm' about fire safety, an effort which will help us to reach our goal of zero fire deaths."

 

READ A LOCAL STORY ABOUT OUR WORK:

Portland residents Jimi Hardin and Stevie Mercer escaped their home when it caught fire because the Red Cross had helped them to put together a fire escape plan and had installed smoke alarms in their home. “The fact that it was fresh in our minds and we had gone over our escape plan made a crucial difference,” Stevie Mercer said.

Read their story here: http://www.redcrossblog.org/2017/10/fire-escape-plan-saves-lives-in-portland.html

 

ABOUT RED CROSS HOME FIRE CAMPAIGN:

The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the majority of which are home fires. Working smoke alarms in a home cut the risk of death by half and having an escape plan further improves the odds of survival.

Across the country, the Red Cross efforts to end home fires are making a difference. As of April 2018, the Red Cross and our partners across the country have saved more than 400 lives and installed more than 1,103,000 free smoke alarms.

Please join this important effort. Together, we can Sound the Alarm about fire safety and help save lives. To sign up to help, visit SoundTheAlarm.org.

 

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/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Red Cross Cascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting One Person in Otis - 05/03/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 2:30 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2018 in the 2600 block of North Bank Road in Otis, Lincoln County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected one adult.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four in Portland - 05/02/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on May 2, 2018, at approximately 10 a.m. in the 2000 block of SE 145th Ave. in Portland, OR. The fire affected four, including two adults and two children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

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Red Cross Installs 164 Smoke Alarms During a Home Fire Campaign in Dallas (Photo) - 05/01/18

PORTLAND, Ore., May 1, 2018 The local American Red Cross, in partnership with the Dallas Fire & EMS held a smoke alarm and fire safety education event in Dallas, Oregon, on April 7, 2018. Red Cross volunteers and partners canvassed neighborhoods, installed free smoke alarms and delivered fire safety education. The free service is part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, an initiative with the goal of reducing the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25% by 2019.

 

Every day, an average of seven people die as a result of a fire in their home, and most of these deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Additionally, in a survey conducted by the Red Cross, although a home fire is the most common disaster threat people face, 40 percent of survey respondents believe they are more likely to win the lottery or get struck by lightning than experience a home fire.

 

“We [Dallas Fire & EMS] are really grateful the Red Cross reached out to us, we jumped on the opportunity to partner with them for the Home Fire Campaign,” said Dallas Fire Community Service Officer April Welsh. “We were able to reach out to folks in our community who many not have has the opportunity otherwise and it really made a significant difference.”

 

The event resulted in the installation of 164 free smoke alarms and fire safety education was delivered to 91 people at 56 residences. 

 

ABOUT RED CROSS HOME FIRE CAMPAIGN:

The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the majority of which are home fires. Working smoke alarms in a home cut the risk of death by half, and having an escape plan further improves the odds of survival. The Red Cross wants to end these tragedies and save lives, the reason why the organization launched the Home Fire Campaign in 2014.

Across the country, the Red Cross efforts to end home fires are making a difference. As of April 2018, the Red Cross and our partners have saved more than 400 lives and installed more than 1,103,000 free smoke alarms. To learn more about the Home Fire Campaign, visit redcross.org.

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/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Red Cross Cascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

 

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Media Advisory:Red Cross & Portland Fire to Hold Free Smoke Alarm Installation Event in Portland - 04/30/18

Every day, an average of seven people die in home fires throughout the United States. Most of these deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms. That’s why the American Red Cross, in partnership with Portland Fire & Rescue, will be holding a Sound the Alarm smoke alarm installation event in Portland. The event, which will take place on May 12, is part of a nationwide Red Cross effort to install 100,000 smoke alarms in homes that need them and help reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires.


WHAT:      The local Red Cross and Portland Fire & Rescue are holding a Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event. Red Cross volunteers and local partners will be canvassing neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms and helping families create fire escape plans.

WHERE:   Portland Community College, 2305 SE 82nd Ave., Portland, OR 97216

WHEN:     May 12, from 9 – 10 a.m. (event kick-off and media availability); Smoke alarm installations will occur until 4 p.m.

WHO:

  • Red Cross Regional Chief Executive Officer Candace Horter will be joined by Portland Fire Commissioner Dan Saltzman and Portland Fire & Rescue Chief Mike Myers to deliver remarks on the importance of local home fire safety efforts, the Zero Fire Deaths initiative and the Sound the Alarm initiative.
  • Portland couple Jimi Hardin and Stevie Mercer will share their story about how Red Cross fire safety education and smoke alarms saved their lives last year. 
    Read Jimi and Stevie’s story here: http://www.redcrossblog.org/2017/10/fire-escape-plan-saves-lives-in-portland.html


Following the kickoff ceremony, free smoke alarm installations will take place until 4 p.m. by American Red Cross volunteer teams and Portland Fire & Rescue personnel. They will be installing 10-year lithium battery powered smoke alarms and delivering fire safety education.


MEDIA CONTACT:
Monique Dugaw, Regional Communications Director
(503) 877-7121
monique.dugaw@redcross.org


The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters each year, the majority of which are home fires. Working smoke alarms in a home cuts the risk of death and injury in half and having an escape plan further improves the odds of survival.
Across the country, the Red Cross efforts to end home fires are making a difference. As of April 2018, the Red Cross and our partners across the country have saved 416 lives and installed more than 1,103,000 free smoke alarms. Please join this important effort. Together, we can Sound the Alarm about fire safety and help save lives. To sign up to help, visit soundthealarm.org.


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/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Red Cross Cascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

Join the Red Cross & Jefferson County Fire to Sound the Alarm and Save Lives from Home Fires - 04/30/18

On May 5, Red Cross and Jefferson County Fire District #1 will install free smoke alarms in local homes. This event is part of the Sound the Alarm initiative, which includes the installation of 100,000 alarms in 100+ communities across the country.

 

MADRAS, Ore., April 30, 2018 — Join the local American Red Cross and Jefferson County Fire District #1 to Sound the Alarm about fire safety and reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires. Every day, an average of seven people die as a result of a fire in their home, and most of these deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms.

 

On May 5, Red Cross volunteers, Jefferson County Fire officials, including Jefferson County Fire Recruitment and Retention Officer Kasey Skarr, and local partners will install free smoke alarms in homes that need them and deliver fire safety education.

 

WHAT:     Join the Red Cross and Jefferson County Fire District #1 to install free smoke alarms, deliver fire safety education and Sound the Alarm about fire safety.

 

WHERE:  Jefferson County Fire District #1, 765 SE 5th St., Madras, OR 97741 (event kick-off and staging area)

 

WHEN:     May 5, at 9 a.m.

  • Red Cross Regional Chief Executive Officer Candace Horter will be joined by Jefferson County Fire Recruitment and Retention Officer Kasey Skaar to deliver remarks on the importance of the Sound the Alarm campaign and local home fire safety efforts.
  • Bend locals Cody Parr and Jake Woodmansee will share their story of how Red Cross responders helped Jake after his home caught fire and how the incident inspired Cody to give back to the Red Cross through his local comedy club.
  • Bobbi Gilbert, a Warm Springs resident, will share her story of how the Red Cross installed free smoke alarms in her home, which alerted neighbors of a fire in her home when she was not there. Thanks to this alert, the fire was quickly contained.

 

ABOUT RED CROSS SOUND THE ALARM INITIATIVE:

“Over the last 12 months, the local Red Cross has responded to 718 home fires. Home fires are the biggest disaster threat our community faces,” said Candace Horter, Red Cross Cascades Region Chief Executive Officer. “Please help us Sound the Alarm by volunteering to install smoke alarms in your community, making a financial contribution to our efforts or taking steps to protect your own family from home fires.”

 

“Having working smoke alarms in your home is the most important step you can take to protect yourself and your family from a fire emergency in your home,” said Kasey Skaar, Recruitment and Retention Officer for Jefferson County Fire District #1. “Jefferson County Fire District is excited to partner with the Red Cross for this event and is always available to answer fire alarm and home fire safety related questions.”

 

READ A LOCAL STORY ABOUT OUR WORK:

Bend residents Jake Woodmansee and his family safely escaped their home when it caught fire.  Almost immediately after the incident, the local Red Cross was there to help the family with a place to stay and to help them with their basic needs. Jake’s friend, Cody Parr, was so inspired by the assistance Jake’s family received from the Red Cross, he donated proceeds from his comedy club event to support Red Cross response efforts.

 

“You help others,” Cody said. “We loved seeing that, and we are very big on giving back to the community. We wanted to give back by making people feel good through our jokes and goofiness and thought we should take the money we earned and give it to the Red Cross.”

Read Cody and Jake’s story here: http://www.redcrossblog.org/2018/04/back-to-future-to-help-red-cross.html

 

Bobbi Gilbert, a Warm Springs resident, will share the story of how the Red Cross installed free smoke alarms in her home, which alerted neighbors of a fire when she was away. Thanks to this alert, the fire was quickly contained and no one was injured.

Read Bobbi's story here: http://www.redcrossblog.org/2018/04/the-alarm-sounded-for-lucky-smoke-alarm.html

 

ABOUT RED CROSS HOME FIRE CAMPAIGN:

The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the majority of which are home fires. Working smoke alarms in a home cut the risk of death by half, and having an escape plan further improves the odds of survival.

Across the country, the Red Cross efforts to end home fires are making a difference. As of April 2018, the Red Cross and our partners have saved more than 400 lives and installed more than 1,103,000 free smoke alarms.

Please join this important effort. Together, we can Sound the Alarm about fire safety and help save lives. To sign up to help, visit SoundTheAlarm.org.

 

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/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Red Cross Cascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Six People in Salem - 04/29/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2018 in the 4800 block of 49th Avenue NE in Salem, Marion County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected four adults and two children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Two People in Hubbard - 04/29/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 6:00 a.m. Sunday, April 29, 2018 in the 3300 block of Rainbow Loop in Hubbard, Marion County, Ore.

The multi-family fire affected two adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Two People in Portland - 04/29/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 12:00 a.m. Sunday, April 29, 2018 in the 4900 block of SE 77th Avenue in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected two adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Three People in McMinnville - 04/29/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 11:00 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 in the 800 block of NW Ash Street in McMinnville, Yamhill County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected three adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting One Person in Oakridge - 04/28/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 in the 76000 block of Cedar Street in Oakridge, Lane County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected one adult.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross & Sutherlin Fire Department Install 350 Smoke Alarms in Sutherlin; Exceed Goal - 04/28/18

Today’s event is part of the Sound the Alarm initiative, which includes the installation of 100,000 alarms in 100+ communities across the country.

 

SUTHERLIN, Ore., April 28, 2018 The local American Red Cross and the Sutherlin Fire Department exceeded the goal of installing 300 free smoke alarms in homes that need them in Sutherlin. The event is part of the Sound the Alarm initiative, which kicked off at the Sutherlin Senior Center this morning at 9 a.m. The event included 84 volunteers in 24 teams installing approximately 350 smoke alarms. Smoke alarm installation visits also include fire safety education and home fire escape planning.

 

The day started with speakers including Red Cross Southwest Oregon Executive Director, Carisa Hettich; Douglas County Commissioner, Tim Freeman (who experienced a fire in his home several years ago); and Sutherlin Fire Chief, Mike Lane. Sutherlin local Pauline Johnson (83) shared her story of how she survived a devastating home fire because of a smoke alarm and was immediately helped by the Red Cross following that fire.

 

VIEW PHOTOS FROM TODAY’S EVENT: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/ggBgmgQmV0

 

READ A LOCAL STORY ABOUT A HOME FIRE SURVIVOR IN SUTHERLIN: Read Pauline's story here: http://www.redcrossblog.org/2018/04/sleepy-in-sutherlin.html

 

ABOUT RED CROSS HOME FIRE CAMPAIGN:

The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the majority of which are home fires. Working smoke alarms in a home cut the risk of death by half, and having an escape plan further improves the odds of survival. Across the country, the Red Cross efforts to end home fires are making a difference. As of April 2018, the Red Cross and our partners have saved 416 lives and installed more than 1,103,000 free smoke alarms.

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/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Red Cross Cascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Three People in Hauser - 04/27/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2018 in the 69000 block of Wildwood Road in Hauser, Coos County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected two adults and one child.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting 15 People in Kalama - 04/26/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 9:00 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018 in the 200 block of North 2nd Street in Kalama, Cowlitz County, Wash.

The multi-family fire affected 11 adults, four children and multiple pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting 12 in Beaverton - 04/26/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on April 26, 2018, at approximately 12:30 p.m. in the 14000 SW Teal Blvd. in Beaverton, Oregon. The fire affected 12, including 11 adults, one child and pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Six People in Medford - 04/25/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2018 in the 400 block of Bowmont Circle in Medford, Jackson County, Ore.

The multi-family fire affected six adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Six People in Portland - 04/25/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2018 in the 15000 block of NE Sandy Boulevard in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.

The multi-family fire affected four adults and two children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Eight People in Portland - 04/23/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Monday April 23rd, 2018, at approximately 4:00 p.m. in the 18700 block of S.E. Yamhill Street in Portland.

The multi-family fire affected seven adults, one child and multiple pets. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, disaster health services, disaster mental health services, and information about recovery services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Six People in Portland - 04/23/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Sunday April 22nd, 2018, at approximately 11:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of NE Portland Highway in Portland.

The multi-family fire affected six adults. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, and information about recovery services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four People in Beaverton - 04/23/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Monday April 23rd, 2018, at approximately 1:30 a.m. in the 4200 block of SW Laducer Place in Beaverton.

The multi-family fire affected four adults. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, and information about recovery services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.