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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting 1 Person in Phoenix - 06/26/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on 06/26/2017, at approximately 21:00 in the 300 block of Cheryl Lane in Phoenix, Oregon. The fire affected 1 person. 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 Fire Affecting 5 People in Umatilla County - 06/26/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on 06/26/2017, at approximately 18:15 in the 200 block of 13th Street in Hermiston, Oregon. This multi-family fire affected 5 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/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting 2 People in Tigard - 06/26/17

On 06/26/2017, disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster that happened on 06/25/2017, at approximately 19:00 in the 9300 block of Maplewood Drive in Tigard, Oregon. The fire affected one family, including 2 adults and one cat. 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 Fire Affecting 1 Person in Vancouver - 06/26/17

On 06/26/2017, disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster that happened on 06/25/2017, at approximately 17:30 in the 14000 block of NE 72nd Avenue in Vancouver, Washington. The fire affected 1 person. 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 Fire Affecting 4 People in Klamath Falls - 06/26/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on 06/26/2017, at approximately 13:30 in the 200 block of El Dorado Avenue in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The fire affected one family, including 2 adults and 2 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/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting 4 people in Ocean Park - 06/26/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on 06/26/2017, at approximately 12:30 in the 24000 Block of Gile Place in Ocean Park, Washington. The fire affected one family, including 1 adult, 3 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/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting 24 People in Happy Valley - 06/25/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 24, 2017, in the 8600 block of SE Casey Ave in Happy Valley, OR. The fire affected 24 people, including 14 adults and 10 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/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Five People in Douglas County - 06/24/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 24, 2017, at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the 600 block of NE Johnson St in Myrtle Creek, OR. The fire affected five people, including 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/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four People in Tillamook County - 06/24/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 24, 2017, in the 9000 block of Sitka Ave in Nehalem, OR. The fire affected four people, including one adult and three 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/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four People in Cowlitz County - 06/24/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 24, 2017, in the 700 block of Green Mountain Rd in Woodland, WA. The fire affected four people, including three adults, one child and six 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 Home Fire Affecting Six People in Battleground - 06/24/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 24, 2017, at approximately 6 p.m. in the 100 block of SW 19th Place in Battleground, WA. The fire affected six people, including three adults and three 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/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Two People in Rainier - 06/24/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 24, 2017, at approximately 12:30 p.m. in the 76000 block of SW Davis Rd in Rainier, OR. The 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/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Multi-Family Home Fire in Cornelius - 06/24/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 23, 2017, at approximately 9:30 p.m. in the 100 block of N. 5th place in Cornelius, Oregon. The fire affected 14 people, including nine adults, five 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/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Two People in Jackson County - 06/23/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 23, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Merry Lane in White City, Oregon. The 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/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

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Red Cross Issues Hot Weather Safety Tips (Photo) - 06/23/17

Extreme temperatures are expected this weekend. Know the steps you should take to stay safe and avoid heat-related illness.


BEND, Ore., June 23, 2017 -- Extreme temperatures are in the forecast for the weekend and the American Red Cross urges residents to be aware of the steps they should take to avoid heat related illness. Follow these simple, tried and true steps to keep yourself and others safe before and during a heat wave.

Before
* Listen to local weather forecasts and stay aware of upcoming temperature changes.
* Be aware of both the temperature and the heat index. The heat index is the temperature the body feels when the effects of heat and humidity are combined.
* Check the contents of your disaster preparedness kit to ensure it has enough water and non-perishable food items, just in case. For a full kit list, visit redcross.org/PrepareGuide.
* Look out for your neighbors -- people who are elderly, young or sick are more likely to become victims of heat-related illness and may need your help.
* If you do not have air conditioning, locate places you could go to find relief from the heat during the warmest part of the day (schools, libraries, theaters, malls). Many government websites provide a list of available cooling centers.
* Ensure that your animals' needs for water and shade are met.

During
* Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio for critical updates from the National Weather Service (NWS).
* Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles, not even for a few minutes. According to the National Weather Service, a car left in 80 degree weather yielded an inside temperature of 95 degrees and rising in just two minutes.
* Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
* Eat small meals and eat more often.
* Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun's rays.
* Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day (late afternoon/evening).
* Postpone outdoor games and activities (participants and spectators).
* Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat.
* Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.
* Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.
* Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.


How to Treat Heat-Related Illnesses
During heat waves people are susceptible to several heat-related conditions. Here's how to recognize and respond to them.

Heat Cramps
Heat cramps are muscular pains and spasms that usually occur in the legs or abdomen. Heat cramps are often an early sign that the body is having trouble with the heat.
* Get the person to a cooler place and have him or her rest in a comfortable position. Lightly stretch the affected muscle.
* Give an electrolyte-containing fluid, such as a sports drink. Water may also be given.

Heat Exhaustion
Heat exhaustion is a more severe condition than heat cramps. Heat exhaustion often affects athletes, firefighters and construction workers. It also affects those wearing heavy clothing in a hot, humid environment.
* Signs of heat exhaustion include cool, moist, pale, ashen or flushed skin; headache; nausea; dizziness; weakness; and exhaustion.
* Move the person to a cooler environment with circulating air. Remove or loosen as much clothing as possible and apply cool, wet towels to the skin. Fanning or spraying the person with water also can help. If the person is conscious, give small amounts of a cool fluid such as a sports drink or fruit juice to restore fluids and electrolytes. Give about 4 ounces of fluid every 15 minutes.
* If the person's condition does not improve or if he or she refuses water, has a change in consciousness, or vomits, call 9-1-1.

Heat Stroke
Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition that usually occurs by ignoring the signals of heat exhaustion. Heat stroke develops when the body systems are overwhelmed by heat and begin to stop functioning.
* Signs of heat stroke include extremely high body temperature, red skin which may be dry or moist; changes in consciousness; rapid, weak pulse; rapid, shallow breathing; confusion; vomiting; and seizures.
* Heat stroke is life-threatening. Call 9-1-1 immediately if you believe someone is suffering from this condition.
* Rapidly cool the body by immersing the person up to the neck in cold water, if possible OR douse or spray the person with cold water.
* Cover the person with bags of ice or cold, wet towels.
* If you are not able to measure and monitor the person's temperature, apply rapid cooling methods for 20 minutes or until the person's condition improves.

Download the Red Cross Emergency App
* Find the FREE Red Cross Emergency App in the Apple Store or Google Play
* It offers a Heat Wave Safety Checklist, among many other resources
* It provides expert medical advice right at your fingertips
* It's available in multiple languages

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 Facebook.com/RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Three People in Bend - 06/22/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at approximately 12:30 p.m. in the 25400 block of Awbrey Rd in Bend, OR. The fire affected 3 adults 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/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Two People in Bend - 06/21/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 21, 2017, at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the 300 block of SE Miller Avenue in Bend, OR. The fire affected two people, including one adult, 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/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Five People in Eugene - 06/21/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 21, 2017, at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of Donohoe Avenue in Eugene, OR. The fire affected five people, including two adults and three 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/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting One Person in Klamath Falls - 06/21/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 21, 2017, at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the 300 block of East Main Street in Klamath Falls, OR. The fire affected one person.
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 Fire Affecting Three People in Vancouver - 06/20/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at approximately 10:30 a.m. in the 4800 block of NE 112th Circle in Vancouver, WA. The fire affected 3 adults and 2 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 Home Fire Affecting Four People in Portland - 06/19/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 19, 2017, at approximately 5 p.m. in the 9000 block of SE Tenino Ct in Portland, OR. The fire affected four people, including one adult, three 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.

Responders Assist Springfield Family After Home Fire - 06/18/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single-family home fire disaster on Sunday July 18, 2017 at approximately 11:20 in the 4900 block of Forsythia Drive in Springfield, Oregon. The fire affected two adults, and two 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. 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.

Responders Assist Otis Family after Single-Family Fire - 06/17/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single-family home fire disaster on Saturday June 17, 2017 at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the 3200 block of North Bear Creek Road in Otis, Oregon. The fire affected two adults, three 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. 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 Multi-Unit Residence Fire in Gresham Affecting 12 - 06/16/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a multi-family home fire disaster on June 16, 2017 at approximately 4:40 p.m. in the 1000 block of SE Kane Drive in Gresham, Oregon. The fire affected three of four units of the building, with eight adults, four children assisted, along with two dogs and a cat.

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 to Install Free Smoke Alarms in Reedsport - 06/16/17

The local Red Cross offers free smoke alarm installation and fire safety education in Reedsport.

REEDSPORT, Ore., June 16, 2017 -- Home fires are the single greatest disaster threat to American homes and families. In fact, an average of seven people die every day in home fires in the U.S. The Red Cross has been working to reduce that number through its Home Fire Campaign, a multi-year effort to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent. Since October of 2014, the Red Cross and its community partners have helped save numerous lives, installing more than 13,000 smoke alarms in Oregon and Southwest Washington and more than a quarter million smoke alarms in homes all across the country.

The local Red Cross is working to save lives by installing smoke alarms in homes that need them in Reedsport. A working smoke alarm can cut the risk of death or injury by home fire in half. The Red Cross is committed to making Reedsport homes safer by installing free smoke alarms in homes that need them on an ongoing basis.

Community members can schedule an appointment for Red Cross volunteers to install a free smoke alarm by:

- Visiting redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire
- Calling 541-749-4144
- Sending an email to preparedness@redcross.org

MAKE A PLAN
You may only have two minutes to escape when a fire occurs, but most people mistakenly believe they have more than twice as long to get out. The Red Cross recommends that households develop a fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year with everyone who lives in the home. People should know two ways to escape from every room and designate a safe place to meet outside the home in case of a fire. Discuss the plan with everyone in the household and practice until every member of your household--including children--can escape in less than two minutes

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters, supplies roughly 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 Region, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and Instagram @RedCrossCascades.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting One Adult in Klamath Falls - 06/16/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 15, 2017 at approximately 11:20 p.m. in the 1100 block of Old Fort Road in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The single-family fire affected one family, including two adults, two children and two dogs.

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.

Responders Assist Four After Newberg Fire - 06/15/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 15, 2017 at approximately 7:40 p.m. in the 500 block of North Morton in Newberg, Oregon. The single-family fire affected one family, including two adults, two children and two dogs.

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. 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 One Family in St. Helens - 06/13/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 13, 2017 at approximately 11:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of Old Portland Rd. in St. Helens, Oregon. The fire affected one family, including one adult and three 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/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Assists More than a Dozen People Affected by an Apartment Fire in Eugene - 06/13/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 13, 2017, at approximately 6:30 a.m., in the 1600 block of Oak Patch Road in Eugene, Oregon. The fire affected multiple families, including eleven adults, three children who are being helped by the Red Cross. The number of people the Red Cross is assisting may grow. The shelter needs of others affected by this disaster are being addressed by the property manager.

The Red Cross provided these individuals with resources to help address their immediate basic needs 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 is Responding to Apartment Fire in Eugene - 06/13/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross are helping people affected by an apartment fire in the 1600 block of Oak Patch Rd. in Eugene, OR. The Red Cross is providing resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected. Currently, Red Cross responders are helping people residing in approximately ten units and available to help others affected by this disaster, if needed.

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 One Family in Prineville - 06/12/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 12, 2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m. in the 12300 block of NE Ochoco Highway in Prineville, Oregon. The fire affected one family, including two adults and five 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/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Five People in Joseph - 06/11/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2017 in the 100 block of N. Mill Street in Joseph, Wallowa County, Ore.

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

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, 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 Beaverton - 06/11/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2017 in the 13400 block of SW Berthold Avenue in Beaverton, Washington County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected one adult, one child and one pet.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, 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 Portland - 06/08/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in the 11000 block of SE Boise Street 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, 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 One Person in Ashland - 06/06/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 4:00 .m. Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in the 500 block of S. Valley View Road in Ashland, Jackson 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, 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 Fire Affecting One Person in Salem - 06/06/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at approximately 9:00 a.m. in the 3000 block of Brown Road NE in Salem, OR. The fire affected 1 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/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Nine People in Baker - 06/06/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 1:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in the 1000 block of Resort Street in Baker City, Baker County, Ore.

The multi-family fire affected eight adults, one child and four pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, 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 Vancouver - 06/05/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2017 in the 3100 block of McLoughlin Boulevard in Vancouver, Clark County, Wash.

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

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, 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 Fire Affecting Two Adults in Willamina - 06/05/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 4, 2017, at approximately 9:00 a.m. in the 23200 Yamhill River Road block, Willamina, Ore. The fire affected two adults 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/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Single Family Fire Affecting One Adult in Oakland - 06/04/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 4, 2017, at approximately 9:30 p.m. in the 200 block of White Hackle Lane, Oakland, 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/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Multi-Family Home Fire that Affected Two Adults in Springfield - 06/02/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 2, 2017, at approximately 4 p.m. in the 3000 block Main Street, Springfield, Oregon. The fire affected two adults, and one 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 Single Family Home Fire Affecting Three Adults in Gresham - 06/02/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 2, 2017 at approximately 12:50 a.m. in the 200 block of NE 199th Avenue in Gresham. 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 there 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 13 People in Washington County - 05/31/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in the 12200 block of NW Barnes Road in Portland, Ore.

The multi-family fire affected five adults and eight children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, 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 Fire Affecting Three People in Lane County - 05/31/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on May 31, 2017, at approximately 1:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of 2nd St. in Florence, Oregon. The fire affected one family, including one adult 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/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting One Family in Portland - 05/31/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on May 31, 2017, at approximately 8:30 a.m. in the 13200 block of NE Sacramento Dr. in Portland, Oregon. The fire affected one family, including 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/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Three People in Longview - 05/31/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on May 31, 2017, at approximately 5:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Yelton Dr. in Longview, Washington. The fire affected one family, including 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/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.