As part of the American Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign, the Red Cross and the City of Orange Township partnered to help reduce the number of home fire related injuries and fatalities in Orange. On Saturday, March 7 volunteers from the Red Cross, the Orange Fire Department, the City of Orange Township, the Orange Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) went door-to door in the city’s East Ward installing free smoke alarms and talking to families about fire safety. Together the volunteers installed 160 smoke alarms in homes that needed them.
In October, the Red Cross announced a campaign in New Jersey and across the country to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years. Since the launch of the campaign, the Red Cross North Jersey Region and its community partners have installed more than 520 smoke alarms in high fire risk cities including East Orange, Perth Amboy and Paterson.
View photos from all of our Home Fire Preparedness Campaign events.
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