Red Cross and community volunteers joined together with the Mill Hall Fire Department to install nearly 150 free smoke alarms and educate residents on the importance of home fire preparedness during a special event held in Mill Hall on Friday, October 14, 2016.
“Every seven minutes, someone dies in a home fire,” noted Steve Leauber, Red Cross North Central Pennsylvania Chapter Disaster Program Manager. “Working smoke alarms and home fire escape plans can increase your chances of evacuating safely by over 50%. The service our volunteers provide today will save a life tomorrow.”
The Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign is a five-year initiative aimed at reducing the number of home fire related deaths and injuries by 25%. Now in its third year, the American Red Cross can document over 110 lives saved nationally due to the program.
Volunteers and financial support for the Mill Hall install event came from the American Red Cross, Tri-M Group, LLC, Wayne Township Landfill, Citizens & Northern Bank, Lock Haven University Red Cross Club and other students, UGI, and PPL.