Volunteer Connection  

Victorville Home Fire Event, February 18, 2017


Partner Registration Form

Register here to volunteer on a home fire installation team on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 8am-1pm in the City of Victorville!

 

The American Red Cross serving the High Desert Area, Victorville Fire and local partners welcome you to join us in this nationwide public initiative that aims to reduce the number of fire related deaths and injuries in the US by 25% in the next five years.  Seven times a day in the US, someone dies in a home fire.  Even more frequently, American Red Cross volunteers provide assistance to families who have lost their homes to devastating fires.  It's more important than ever that we all join together to save lives, reduce injuries and cut down on needless losses from home fires.

 

* If you are a current Red Cross volunteer who is registered in Volunteer Connection, please do NOT fill out this form.  Instead, click here to open this month's Home Fire Preparedness Campaign calendar and Register for this event date.

Your Information
Volunteer Positions

As a Home Fire Preparedness Campaign volunteer, you will go door to door in teams of 3-5 people in a targeted neighborhood to inform people that free smoke alarm installation is available to them.  You will be provided with talking points and information sheets to leave with homeowners.  Each home visit will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

 

Installer:
  • Must be over 18 years of age.
  • Assess the condition of current smoke alarms, and install new alarm(s) as needed.
  • Tests each alarm to ensure "Test" and "Hush" button work properly.
  • Follows all guidelines, training, safety and documentation requirements for the task.
Educator:
  • Bilingual Spanish, if possible
  • Assists the resident with completing a home fire escape plan
  • Reviews the Home Fire Safety Checklist and other preparedness literature provided to resident
  • Follows all guidelines, training, safety and documentation requirements for the task.
Documenter:
  • Ensures that the number of smoke alarms installed, and other services provided, are recorded and reported within program parameters.
  • Ensures that the resident signs the required documents (acknowledgement, release of liability, etc..).
  • Transfers completed documents to the event captain or designee
  • Follows all guidelines, training, safety and documentation requirements for the task
Safety:
  • May require use of personal cell phone
  • While the installer, educator and documenter are inside a residence, this person will stand outside the home to increase visibility and ensure the safety of volunteers while inside the home
  • Communicates with event captain or designee about group arrival, location changes, needed supplies and/or emergency situations
  • Should one of the volunteers assigned not show up or need to leave early, this person may assume that role.
  • Follows all guidelines, training, safety and documentation requirements for the task
Confirmation

You will receive a confirmation email with the above responses.  Should you need to cancel your participation or have additional questions, please reply to that email.

Thank you for your participation in this life-saving event!

 


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