This is the second month in a row of high response. During December, the Red Cross responded to 28 disasters, caring for 38 families. The cold winter months often see high numbers of home fires and the Red Cross urges residents to take measures to protect their families from fire.
Learn how to install and maintain smoke alarms to help protect your loved ones.
When a smoke alarm goes off, will your family know how to escape? Plan and practice fire escape routes - ideally, two exits from every room.
Additional fire safety tips may be found by clicking here
You can help people affected by disasters like floods, fires,
tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around
the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross
Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide
shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.
Visit www.redcross.org or
call 1-800-RED-CROSS, (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may also be sent to the
American Red Cross, Northeast Pennsylvania Region, 2200 Avenue A, Bethlehem, PA
18017, or any one of the local Red Cross chapters
(From the American Red Cross)