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On Saturday, June 25, the American Red Cross will bring the Sound the Alarm program to West Augustine. With support from the St. Augustine Fire Department and St. Johns County Fire Rescue, the Red Cross will install free smoke alarms for local families vulnerable to home fires.
Most of us don’t realize we have just two minutes to escape a home fire — which is the nation’s most frequent disaster. That’s why local fire departments are partnering with American Red Cross to prepare families to act quickly through the Home Fire Campaign. Since launching the campaign in 2014, this campaign helped save at least 1,275 lives across the country by installing free smoke alarms and helping families create escape plans. This critical work has helped make more than 982,000 households safer in at-risk communities.
Any resident in need of a smoke alarm can register at https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=vms_public_form&form_id=9508
For more information, please contact the St. Augustine Red Cross at 904.797.3851. Media inquiries may be directed to Abby Pedigo, City of St. Augustine Fire Marshal, at 904.808.5537, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Greta Hall, Public Information Officer, St. Johns County Fire Rescue, at 904.501.8369, or via email at email@example.com.
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/NorthFlorida or visit them on social @RedCrossNorthFL