Sound the Alarm to Save a Life

By Mary Guiher, Communications & Marketing Volunteer Did you know every day seven people die in home fires across the nation?  The Red Cross is working to help prevent such tragedies with the ‘Sound the Alarm, Save a Life Campaign’ now in its fifth year of operation. Campaign 2019: Beginning April 27-May 12, 2019, the…… Continue reading Sound the Alarm to Save a Life

Delaware Flash Mob

The American Red Cross partnered with Delaware County firefighters in a “flash mob” to kickoff Fire Prevention week. This kickoff occurred Friday evening October 4. Fire prevention week lasted from October 6 through October 12 this year. Chief John Donahue led more than 200 people singing and dancing to showcase the importance of Red Cross…… Continue reading Delaware Flash Mob

October is Home Fire Prevention Month

There are many things you can do to keep your household safe from fires. Did you know October is Home Fire Prevention Month? The most effective way to keep your household safe is to identify and remove fire hazzards. Here are six steps you can take right now to remove fire hazzards: 1. Keep items…… Continue reading October is Home Fire Prevention Month

Wildfires in Arizona

Photo courtesy of NY Daily News Over the weekend, a wildfire occurred north of Phoenix, Arizona, burning thousands of acres and taking the lives of 19 firefighters. The Grand Canyon Chapter of the Red Cross has opened two shelters for evacuees and is providing food, water, and mental health support. A shelter is still open…… Continue reading Wildfires in Arizona

It may be cold outside, but let’s not get TOO hot inside

The weather may be on the warm side this week, but Ohio weather can change quickly! Elizabeth has some tips and tricks on how to stay warm and safe this fall season! by Elizabeth Wynkoop. AmeriCorps Member and Preparedness Education Superhero. I had to scrape frost off of my windshield for the first time this season last…… Continue reading It may be cold outside, but let’s not get TOO hot inside

Your Daily Dose of Science: Fire Prevention Week Style

Written by Courtney Zielinski, Professional Volunteer.  Full-time Science Enthusiast. Full disclosure: I am a huge geek. I love learning about how science influences our lives, without us really knowing it. I have never lost the itch that makes me want to take items apart, just to see how they work. I do exhibit enormous self…… Continue reading Your Daily Dose of Science: Fire Prevention Week Style