HOME FIRE PREPAREDNESS CAMPAIGN
March 6,2017, the United Way of Northwest Connecticut in partnership with the Torrington Fire Department and the American Red Cross particpated in a Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. Reducing fire injury and deaths onE home at a time. This was done at no cost to the community! Steps were shared by many volunteers to help the community understand that there are steps they can take to help protect themselves and their families agains fire. In addition, the Red Cross installed FREEE smoke alarms within the homes. Visits lasted about 20 minutes and were scheduled at the convenience of the community.
During the home visit they received somke alarms, guidance in the development of a Family Disaster Plan and valuable emergency preparedness tips and information. All of this was domeonstrated and installed by Red Cross trained volunteers and/or licensed/insured professionals.
The goal for that day was to install around 200 smoke alarms. We are very happy to say that we exceed that goal by installing 256 smoke alarms and made 115 families safer by providing fire and safety education.
We would like to thank all of the Volunteers who took a day off from work or their busy schedules to help us help the community to be a little bit safer in case of an emergency.
American Red Cross; City of Torrington; Torrington Professional and Volunteer Fire Fighters; Torrington CERT; Volunteers from Alcoa Howmet Arconic and Volunteers from the Torrington Realtors Association.
Food and Beverage Support:
Dunkin Donuts, Torrington for providing Breakfast; Price Chopper/Market 32, Torrington for providing Lunch
Miraim Mason Cable Trust Fund, a fund fo the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation; Torrington Savings Bank, the Mortensen Foundation and the Woodward Foundation.