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Home Fire Installation- September 2016

Thank you for signing up to volunteer for the Home Fire Installation event on Saturday, September 24th. Volunteers will work in teams to install smoke alarms in homes around Austin that currently do not have the proper equipment. All volunteers will meet at the Red Cross office (2218 Pershing Drive, Austin TX 78723) at 8:30 AM for hands on training and to receive their group assignments.

You do not have to be a Red Cross volunteer to participate in this event. There will be more logistical information coming closer to the event. Sign up below!


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Training and resources will be given for each role on the team. Below are the descriptions for each role.

Educator: While the smoke alarm is being installed, the educator teaches the family how to work the alarm, helps them create a fire escape plan, and shares fire safety tips as well as any other disaster preparedness tips for hazards in their area (e.g. floods).

Installer: The installer works with the team to actually install and drill the smoke alarm(s) into the appropriate areas.

Documenter/Team Lead: The documenter/team lead works with the family to fill out the necessary paperwork, holds information about the installation event and details regarding the homes to visit, helps the installer if needed, and ensures the family has everything they need.

Educator    Installer    Documenter/Team Lead   

Thank you for registering! 

As the event approaches, you will be contact via email with event logistics and meeting locations.

Thank you for your support!

-American Red Cross of Central and South Texas

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