Local Red Cross Launches SAFE Campaign

Local Red Cross volunteer canvassing to promote SAFE.

Local Red Cross volunteer canvassing to promote SAFE.

Be Red Cross SAFE!

The American Red Cross is excited to announce the launch of a fire prevention and awareness program designed to help the areas of Pittsburgh most at risk from home fires.

Through a combination of community events, door-to-door canvassing and free smoke detector installation, the local Red Cross, in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh, will increase awareness about home fires and provide tools to prevent them.

Approximately 20,000 people in Pittsburgh live in areas that have historically high risk factors for fires (per the 2000 census). The Red Cross is engaging with these areas specifically to help decrease the likelihood of a home fire. The SAFE Campaign is composed of three parts:

Canvassing– Red Cross volunteers will take to the streets and bring fire safety information door-to-door, ensuring the as many people as possible learn how to prevent a home fire.

Be SAFE Day– During this fun-filled event, residents can learn about fire risk and effective means of prevention. In addition to games, prizes and food, there were will be separate stations to visit providing information about smoke detectors, general fire safety information, creating a family escape plan, renter’s insurance, and fire safety for children.

Smoke Detector Installation – City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire professionals will deliver and install smoke detectors throughout the city.

To learn more about SAFE or to request a smoke detector, visit RedCross.org/WPASAFE.

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