The Riverside Fire Department in cooperation with the American Red Cross conducted a Smoke Alarm Installation Project as part of the National Home Fire Preparedness Campaign on Saturday October 24, 2015 in the Nichols Park area. Over 170 new smoke alarms were installed in residences.
The Riverside Home Fire Preparedness Campaign aims to reduce the risks of home fires within the City of Riverside. Volunteers from the City of Riverside, Riverside Fire Department, Riverside CERT, Riverside Fire Explorers, American Red Cross of Riverside and multiple Red Cross Clubs from local high schools and colleges partnered together to install FREE smoke alarms and work with residents to be prepared to act should a fire occur.
Volunteers went door-to-door to install free smoke alarms in homes. Residents were provided information on fire preparedness and how to create a home evacuation plan.
• Fire-related deaths and injuries are highest in homes without smoke alarms.
(National Fire Protection Association 2014)
• The risk of dying in reported home structure fires is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms. (National Fire Protection Association 2014)