*This service project is closed*

Join fellow Yalies and other members of the community to install free smoke alarms and share safety information in this at-risk community.  We will work in small groups--under the aegis of the Red Cross--to visit homes, install smoke alarms, and provide home fire safety education to residents. Training will be provided on site so previous experience is not needed.

The event will be a fun day of reaching out to neighbors and making the community safer. When everyone has arrived, there will be a continental breakfast, you will get to choose what role you would like to do and be provided with on-site training. The team will receive supplies such as smoke alarms, tools, educational materials, and a map of your route for the day. Then it's time to head out!

Most of your day will be spent visiting homes, installing smoke alarms, and providing home fire safety education to residents. You may be given scheduled appointments at particular homes on your route, or you may be knocking on doors to offer to install free smoke alarms, or a combination of both. In either case, you will be providing a valuable service to your community and helping to save lives. We’ll finish the day with lunch at the firehouse and a tally of how many homes were made safer.

Families welcome! Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Did you know home fires claim seven lives every day--or thousands of lives per year?  Having working smoke alarms can cut the risk of death by half!

Contact: Lauren Harris '14

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