The American Red Cross is signing up residents to receive free smoke alarms installed in their home as part of a multi-year Home Fire Campaign. Red Cross representatives will share information about the fire safety program at the Traveling City Hall meeting this Wednesday, April 26, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the American Red Cross building, 29 S. Stockwell Rd.
The goal of the Home Fire Campaign is to install new smoke alarms and test existing alarms in homes at no cost to the homeowner in an effort to reduce home fire injuries and deaths. Residents are encouraged to attend the Traveling City Hall meeting to sign-up for a free smoke alarm to be installed by a trained Red Cross volunteer. Information will also be available on other volunteer opportunities with the Red Cross. Mayor Winnecke and city department heads will be there to discuss issues involving local government.
On April 29, the Red Cross will partner with the City of Evansville Fire Department and the Promise Zone to train volunteers to install smoke alarms. The training will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a location to be announced. Volunteers will then canvas the Tepe Park and Akin Park neighborhoods providing Home Fire education.
The next Traveling City Hall will feature a demonstration of the Evansville Police Department’s new soda blaster used to remove graffiti. Cool drinks will be provide by the police department’s Kool-Aid with a Cop program. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at a location in Ward 4 to be announced closer to the event date.