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A Red Cross volunteer installs a smoke alarm in a home during the 2018 Sound the Alarm campaign. Credit: American Red Cross
A Red Cross volunteer installs a smoke alarm in a home during the 2018 Sound the Alarm campaign. Credit: American Red Cross
Join the Red Cross & Woodburn Fire Department to Sound the Alarm and Save Lives from Home Fires (Photo) - 04/25/19

On April 27, the Red Cross and Woodburn Fire 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.

WOODBURN, Ore., April 25, 2019 — Join the local American Red Cross and Woodburn Fire Department 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 April 27, Red Cross volunteers, Woodburn Fire officials, including Woodburn Fire Chief Joe Budge, and local partners will install free smoke alarms in homes that need them and deliver fire safety education.

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

WHERE:      Woodburn Fire Station, 1776 Newberg Hwy., Woodburn, OR 97071  (event kick-off and staging area)

WHEN:         April 27, at 8:30 a.m.

Dignitaries and local Red Cross leaders will be joined by Woodburn Fire Chief Joe Budge and Oregon State Fire Marshal Deputy Chief Mariana Ruiz-Temple to deliver remarks on the importance of the Sound the Alarm campaign and local home fire safety efforts.

This work is made possible thanks to generous financial donations from regional partners: Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal, Fred Meyer, Leatherman and the Allstate Foundation.

ABOUT RED CROSS SOUND THE ALARM INITIATIVE:

“Each day, Red Cross volunteers care for neighbors devastated by home fires, and we want to prevent needless tragedies from these disasters,” said Dale Kunce, CEO of the Red Cross Cascades Region. “You can help #EndHomeFires by volunteering and raising donations for lifesaving services.”

Sound the Alarm events are part of the Home Fire Campaign, which the Red Cross launched in 2014 to reduce fire deaths and injuries. So far, it has reached more than 1.7 million people and saved more than 582 lives nationwide, including seven in the Cascades Region.

Together, the Red Cross Cascades Region and local partners have:

  • Installed more than 25,000 free smoke alarms
  • Made more 8,000 households safer
  • Reached more than 20,000 children through youth preparedness programs

During Sound the Alarm events, Red Cross volunteers will go door-to-door to install free smoke alarms and help families create home fire escape plans. Services are free and available to all people in need.

WATCH A LOCAL STORY ABOUT OUR WORK:

View Stevie and Jimi’s story here

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 February 2019, the Red Cross and our partners have saved more than 550 lives and installed more than 1,603,000 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.

Abount the 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 to Hold 'Sound the Alarm' Kelso/Longview Event on May 4 with Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue (Photo) - 04/23/19

The Red Cross Cascades Region will hold a Sound the Alarm event on May 4 in Kelso/Longview with Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue during a two-week national effort to install 100,000 free smoke alarms.

Home fires kill seven people every day in the U.S.—most often, in homes without working smoke alarms. To prevent needless tragedies in the Kelso/Longview communities, the Red Cross, Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue, Fred Meyer, Leatherman and the Allstate Foundation are rallying local volunteers to install free smoke alarms, as part of a national push of Sound the Alarm events in 100 high-risk cities from April 27 to May 12 (visit SoundTheAlarm.org for details).

WHAT:            Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event in Kelso/Longview, where volunteers will canvass neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms and help families create home fire escape plans.

WHERE:          Kelso Senior Center – 106 8th Ave. NW, Kelso, WA 98626

WHEN:            Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 8:30am

WHO:              Local Red Cross volunteers and others

Sound the Alarm events are part of the Home Fire Campaign, which the Red Cross launched in 2014 to reduce fire deaths and injuries. So far, it has reached more than 1.7 million people and saved more than 520 lives nationwide. The Red Cross Cascades Region and local partners have:

  • Installed more than 25,000 free smoke alarms
  • Made more 8,000 households safer
  • Reached more than 20,000 children through youth preparedness programs

Home fires also account for the majority of disasters that the Red Cross responds to every eight minutes in the U.S. Visit soundthealarm.org/cascades to learn more about our work.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.

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Red Cross to Install Free Smoke Alarms in Homes that Need Them in Bend - 04/18/19

On April 20, the Red Cross and community volunteers will install 100 smoke alarms in homes that need them in Bend

BEND, Ore., April 18, 2019 — The local American Red Cross Cascades Region and community volunteers are partnering to save lives by installing smoke alarms in homes that need them in Bend. On Saturday, April 20, starting at 10 a.m., Red Cross volunteers will go door-to-door in Country Sunset Mobile Home Park to install free smoke alarms and deliver fire safety information.

The Red Cross installs free smoke alarms in homes that need them and has installed more than 25,000 smoke alarms in Oregon and Southwest Washington since 2014. Seven lives have been saved in our area as a result of Red Cross installed smoke alarms.

People interested in volunteering to install free smoke alarms at Country Sunset Mobile Home Park on Saturday, April 20, should contact Red Cross Central and Eastern Oregon Disaster Program Manager Carrie Sammons at (541) 419-4159.

WHAT: Red Cross Smoke Alarm Installation Event
WHERE: Country Sunset Mobile Home Park, 61445 SE 27th St., Bend, OR 97702
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2019, starting at 10 a.m.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Red Cross of Central & Easter Oregon Executive Director Shon Keely will be available for media interviews at 10 a.m. at Country Sunset Mobile Home Park.

GET AN ALARM The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (541) 749-4144 or complete an online form at http://www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

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 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 Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.

 

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Red Cross to Install Free Smoke Alarms in Homes in Need in Eagle Point and Central Point - 04/17/19

On April 20, the Red Cross and community volunteers will install more than 500 smoke alarms in homes that need them

MEDFORD, Ore., April 17, 2019 — The local American Red Cross Cascades Region and community volunteers are partnering to save lives by installing smoke alarms in homes that need them in Southern Oregon. On Saturday, April 20, starting at 9 a.m., Red Cross volunteers will go door-to-door in neighborhoods located in Eagle Point, OR and Central Point, OR to install free smoke alarms and deliver fire safety information.

The Red Cross installs free smoke alarms in homes that need them and has installed more than 25,000 smoke alarms in Oregon and Southwest Washington since 2014. Seven lives have been saved in our area as a result of Red Cross installed smoke alarms.

People interested in volunteering to install free smoke alarms at on Saturday, April 20, should contact Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Coordinator Christi MacLaren at (541) 779-3773.

WHAT: Red Cross Smoke Alarm Installation Event
WHERE: Fire District 3, 8383 Agate Rd. White City, OR 97503
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2019, starting at 9 a.m.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Coordinator Christi MacLaren and Fire District 3 representative Ashley Blakely will be available for media interviews at 9 a.m. at Fire District 3.

GET AN ALARM The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (541) 749-4144 or complete an online form at http://www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

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 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 Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.

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Red Cross to Hold 'Sound the Alarm' Woodburn Event on April 27 with Woodburn Fire District - 04/16/19

Portland, Ore., April 16, 2019 - The Red Cross Cascades Region will hold a Sound the Alarm event on April 27 in Woodburn with Woodburn Fire District during a two-week national effort to install 100,000 free smoke alarms.

Home fires kill seven people every day in the U.S.—most often, in homes without working smoke alarms. To prevent needless tragedies in Woodburn, the Red Cross, Oregon State Fire Marshal, Woodburn Fire District, Fred Meyer and Leatherman are rallying local volunteers to install free smoke alarms as part of a national push of Sound the Alarm events in 100 high-risk cities from April 27 to May 12 (visit SoundTheAlarm.org for details).

WHAT: Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event in Woodburn, where volunteers will canvass neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms and help families create home fire escape plans.

WHERE:  Woodburn Fire Station – 1776 Newberg Hwy., Woodburn, OR 97071

WHEN:  Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8:30am

WHO:  Local Red Cross volunteers, Woodburn Fire District representatives and more

Sound the Alarm events are part of the Home Fire Campaign, which the Red Cross launched in 2014 to reduce fire deaths and injuries. So far, it has reached more than 1.7 million people and saved more than 520 lives nationwide. The Red Cross Cascades Region and local partners have:

  • Installed more than 25,000 free smoke alarms
  • Made more 8,000 households safer
  • Reached more than 20,000 children through youth preparedness programs

Home fires also account for the majority of disasters that the Red Cross responds to every eight minutes in the U.S. Visit redcross.org/cascades to learn more about our work.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.

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Red Cross to Open Emergency Shelter in Pendleton, OR - 04/13/19

The Red Cross Cascades Region will open a shelter today, Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m. in Pendleton, Oregon for those affected by flooding.

The shelter is located at:

Pendleton Convention Center

1601 Westgate

Pendleton, OR 97801

Individuals and families affected and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at the shelter for help.

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 to Install Free Smoke Alarms in Homes that Need Them in Bend - 04/10/19

On April 13, the Red Cross and community volunteers will install 100 smoke alarms in homes that need them in Bend

BEND, Ore., April 10, 2019 — The local American Red Cross Cascades Region and community volunteers are partnering to save lives by installing smoke alarms in homes that need them in Bend. On Saturday, April 13, starting at 10 a.m., Red Cross volunteers will go door-to-door in Cascade Village Homes and Juniper Hills Mobile Home Park to install free smoke alarms and deliver fire safety information.

The Red Cross installs free smoke alarms in homes that need them and has installed more than 25,000 smoke alarms in Oregon and Southwest Washington since 2014. Seven lives have been saved in our area as a result of Red Cross installed smoke alarms.

People interested in volunteering to install free smoke alarms at Cascade Village Homes on Saturday, April 13, should contact Red Cross Central and Eastern Oregon Disaster Program Manager Carrie Sammons at (541) 419-4159.

WHAT: Red Cross Smoke Alarm Installation Event
WHERE: Cascade Village Homes, 63700 Ranch Village Dr., Bend, OR 97701
WHEN: Saturday, April 13, 2019, starting at 10 a.m.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Red Cross Disaster Program Manager Carrie Sammons will be available for media interviews at 10 a.m. at Cascade Village Homes.

GET AN ALARM The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (541) 749-4144 or complete an online form at http://www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

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 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 Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.

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Red Cross Shelter Open in John Day, OR - 04/09/19

The Red Cross Cascades Region has opened a shelter today, Tuesday, April 9, in John Day, Oregon for those affected by  flooding.

The shelter is located at:

John Day LDS Church
944 E. Main St.
John Day, OR 97845

Individuals and families affected and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at the shelter for help.

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 Shelter Open in Cottage Grove, OR - 04/07/19

The Red Cross Cascades Region has opened a shelter today, Sunday, April 7, in Cottage Grove, Oregon for those affected by possible flooding.

The shelter is located at:

Cottage Grove Community Center

700 E. Gibbs Ave.

Cottage Grove, OR 97424

Individuals and families affected and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at the shelter for help.

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 Holds Free Earthquake Preparedness Seminar in Eugene - 04/01/19

The Red Cross is empowering residents to be ready for the ‘Big One’ by holding an earthquake preparedness seminar in Eugene on April 4.

EUGENE, Ore., April 1, 2019 – The American Red Cross is helping our community to be ready for a 9.0 Cascadia earthquake and disasters of all kinds by holding “Prepare Out Loud”, a preparedness presentation, in Eugene on Thursday, April 4. Prepare Out Loud presentations are free, interactive sessions focusing on local disaster risks, the hazards of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and simple steps to prepare for disasters of all kinds.

Event Details:

April 4, 2019, 5 – 7:30 p.m. in Eugene

Prepare Out Loud Presentation:

  • Simple and tangible steps to take right now to be ready for disasters big and small
  • The science and history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
  • Human behavior during emergencies
  • What to expect during and after a Cascadia earthquake or other large-scale disaster
  • How to prepare to quickly locate your loved ones
  • How much food, water and supplies you will need to take care of yourself and others

Review a kit list and other Red Cross recommended emergency planning actions: redcross.org/PrepareGuide.

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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