On Friday, Lancaster Fire Department and Red Cross volunteers will provide free meals to the first 300 families through the Drive Fire Home Safety Education Program in Lancaster.
The event is part of a national effort to educate 100,000 people about home fire safety in high-risk neighborhoods this spring and will take place at the First United Methodist Church between 7:30 am and 1 pm
Red Cross volunteers will meet with attendees in the comfort of their vehicle to share fire safety information and help create a fire-rescue plan to practice their two-minute fire drill.
Keith Rhodes, Chief Executive Officer of the North Texas Region, said, “During COVID-19, the house catastrophe is the most devastating, yet most of us don’t realize that we have a safe escape Just two minutes. ” “When families spend more time at home during an epidemic, it is important that we help protect our vulnerable neighbors from these everyday disasters.”
Lancaster is one of more than 50 at-risk communities participating in the National Red Cross Sound the Alarm initiative. The North Texas Food Bank and Lancaster Fire Department are helping Red Cross Sound alarms in the city of Lancaster to help make local homes and families safer.
Additionally, volunteers are also meeting with families throughout the region to review fire safety information for their home and arrange to provide free smoke alarm installations when it is safe to do so.
The Red Cross encourages families to practice their two-minute escape drill and test their smoke alarms monthly.
To learn more information about how to prevent fire from homes, visit Sound.