22News is working to keep you safe by joining forces with the American Red Cross on their Home Fire Campaign. Working in conjunction with local fire departments, they are installing smoke alarms in area residences.
The goal of the campaign is to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25% over the next four years. Teams consisting of a Red Cross Volunteer and firefighter will visit pre-registered homes to do the installations, as well as educate the homeowners on fire safety and personal preparedness.
The Red Cross currently needs volunteers for this program. To learn more about the campaign and the volunteer pre-requisites, please click here: http://tinyurl.com/HFPC-MA
Residents wishing to receive smoke alarms need to meet two criteria:
- Your home must have been built prior to 1975
- Your current alarms are at least 10 years old or you currently have none in your home.
If your residence is located in the following, cities or towns, please contact the fire department to register. Residents in towns not on the list, can call the American Red Cross directly at 800-746-3511.
Holyoke – 413-534-2250
Springfield – 1-800-746-3511
Chicopee – 413-594-1637 or 413-594-1652
Blandford – 413-848-4729 ext. 600
Palmer/Thorndike – 413-283-3861
Great Barrington – 413-528-0788
Ludlow – 413-583-8332
Southampton – 413-527-1700