City of Dunkirk and Red Cross Partnership

The City of Dunkirk, Dunkirk Fire Department, and the American Red Cross are joining together for another shared mission — preventing tragedy due to house fires.

Once a resident requests to participate in the program, the Dunkirk Fire Department will visit the home and install the smoke alarms. During this visit, firefighters will also help the residents learn about home fire safety and how to create a fire escape plan.

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The Red Cross Home Fire Campaign is a national push by the nonprofit to reduce the number of fire-related deaths and injuries by 25 percent over five years. The partnership announced Wednesday with the city of Dunkirk and the fire department is the first of its kind in Chautauqua County.

Sign up by logging on to http://www.redcross.org/local/new-york/western-central-new-york/homefires, by calling (716) 664-5115 or by retrieving a paper application at the Dunkirk Fire Department headquarters. Questions for the fire department can be made to 366-2577.

OBSERVER Photo by Nicole Gugino American Red Cross WNY Chapter Executive Director Chuck Marra shakes hands with city of Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas as Dunkirk Fire Chief Mike Edwards looks on during the announcement of a partnership for the Home Fire Campaign Wednesday.

 

 

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Click here for a Home Fire Safety Checklist

Click here to download the Amanda Hansen Foundation Survey for a chance to receive a Free furnace and/or Carbon Monoxide Detector

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