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Home Fire Campaign - Prince George's County (1/15/17)_Mt Rainier

The biggest disaster threats to American families aren’t floods, hurricanes or tornadoes – home fires are. The American Red Cross responds to a disaster every eight minutes and nearly all of these are home fires. A home fire can strike anywhere, anytime, devastating families. But together, we are changing that. Working with fire departments and other partners, we are visiting homes to install free 10-year smoke alarms and replace smoke alarm batteries.

Volunteers may serve as a smoke alarm installer, educator or documenter for this event. No experience needed; training will be provided at the event as well as a light breakfast and snacks. Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to participate.

Where: 3716 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722

When: Sunday, January 15, 2017

Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm

  • Regisrtation will begin at 11:00am; training at 11:30am. We will be out the door and canvasing from 12:00pm - 3pm. Light breakfast and snacks will be provided. 
  • Please be on time so we can begin our neighborhood canvas promptly.
  • Volunteers will be deployed as teams into the neighborhood.
  • This event is an outdoor canvassing event, so please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • Children under age 12 are welcome to stay with their parents, but cannot enter residential homes. 
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If you are under 18 you MUST complete the Parental Consent Form - please bring the day of the event.


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Do you have any of the following supplies, are you willing to bring with you when you conduct the home visits?

  • Cordless drills and drill bits (3/16)
  • Screwdrivers (phillips and/or flat-head)
  • Flashlight
  • Hammer
  • Measuring Tape
  • Safety Glasses/Goggles
  • Safety Ladder/Step Stool
  • Tool Belt or Carrying Case

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Pre-event Canvassing
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