American Red Cross of Greater Idaho searching for volunteers for Sound the Alarm event next month

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Posted at 9:56 AM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-26 13:16:01-04

NAMPA, Idaho — The American Red Cross of Greater Idaho is getting ready for its Sound the Alarm event and organizers need your help! The smoke alarm installation event is set for April 26 and 27 in Nampa.

The Red Cross and its community partners are hoping to install 600 free smoke alarms in Nampa homes with the help of volunteers. The volunteers will go door-to-door, installing the smoke alarms and educating families about fire safety. The event is from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day, with training and lunch provided.

Red Cross disaster program manager Chris Volmer says seven people lose their lives in house fires across the country each day. He says it's often because they don't have working smoke alarms and a plan to escape safely during a fire. Home fires are the nation's most frequent disaster and account for the vast majority of Red Cross disaster responses each year.

The Red Cross, City of Nampa, Nampa Fire Department, Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Consulate of Mexico in Boise, and the Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho are leading the Sound the Alarm event, which will happen rain or shine. Volunteers are welcome to take part during one or both days. Spanish-speaking volunteers are needed.

Around 170 volunteers are needed for Sound the Alarm. To register, click here. For questions about volunteering or creating a volunteer team, call Danielle Pozernick at (208)258-0592. You can also make a donation to the Sound the Alarm program by clicking here.