Going door-to-door on a warm Friday afternoon to install smoke alarms is probably not what most people think about at the end of their work week. For the Red Cross and local Fire Departments that activity is right in line with their mission and their hearts.
The Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado and the Fountain Fire Department joined forces on September 16 to try and make families in Fountain just a little bit safer. Laura Kozuszek, American
|Fire Inspector Mark Stanwood (l) watches as Laura|
Kozuszek gets a big hug from Anthem McConnel. Photo by
Beverly Santarelli/American Red Cross
Teams knocked on every door they could find in the targeted area and at the end of the day they had installed 25 smoke alarms in 19 homes. They also spoke with families about home fire safety and winter safety.
|A Fountain resident watches as Red Cross volunteers install|
a new smoke alarm. Photo by Ray Granado/American Red Cross
The Red Cross will be out in full force on October 14 as they partner with the Air Force Academy cadets to install smoke alarms in El Paso and Teller Counties. If you are interested in receiving a smoke alarm through the Home Fire Campaign on October 14 please visit our website as www.redcross.org/coinstallday2016. More photos of the Fountain, Colorado Home Fire Campaign event are on our flickr page at Fountain Home Fire Campaign
|Volunteers and Fire Fighters pose for photo before hitting|
the streets in Fountain for the Home Fire Campaign. Photo
by Ray Granado/American Red Cross