HOME FIRE PREPAREDNESS CAMPAIGN
On March 6th, 2017 the United Way of Northwest Connecticut partnered with the Torrington Fire Department and the American Red Cross by particpating in a Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. The goal of this campaign was to reduce fire injury and deaths one home at a time. This camapign was even done at no cost to the community! Many volunteers helped educate the community on the steps they can take to help protect themselves and their families against fires. In addition, the Red Cross installed FREE smoke alarms within many homes. Visits lasted about 20 minutes and were scheduled at the convenience of the community.
During these visits, homeowners received smoke alarms, guidance in the development of a Family Disaster Plan, and valuable emergency preparedness tips and information. All of this was demonstrated 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 exceeded that goal by installing 256 smoke alarms and made 115 families safer by providing fire safety education.
We would like to thank all of the Volunteers who took a day off from work and their busy schedules to help us help the community to be a little bit safer in case of an emergency.
The 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 and Price Chopper/Market 32 in Torrington for providing breakfast and lunch.
Miraim Mason Cable Trust Fund, The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, Torrington Savings Bank, The Mortensen Foundation, and The Woodward Foundation.