The American Red Cross will be partnering with Yale Day of Service on May 17, 2023 to perform a lifesaving mission by installing smoke alarms in apartments in Manhattan. Yale alumni can sign up to install alarms with full support and training from the American Red Cross. Yale Day of Service volunteers will be directed to create a volunteer account or sign in to an already existing account through the American Red Cross volunteer system in order to register for this program.

Fire installation location:  Historic artists residence space (Westbeth Artist Housing Complex) in Chelsea, Manhattan.  A chance to visit artists and help protect this vital and significant NYC community!  

The American Red Cross responds to over 50,000 apartment and home fires across the nation each year, providing comfort and assistance to traumatized disaster survivors. Tragically, on average, seven Americans die every day in these fires. In 3/4 of fire deaths, there is no working smoke alarm in the household. 

As a Yale Day of Service Participant, you will: 
• Help save lives by installing smoke alarms in homes and apartments through appointments in the community. 
• Provide residents with important fire prevention information and education. 

The Red Cross will support Yale Day of Service by providing: 

TRAINING: Red Cross will schedule a training session for your members that includes: Hands-on alarm installation instruction. 
• Instruction in the fire prevention education materials and information for homeowners. 
• Review of tracking forms needed to document smoke alarm installations. 

MATERIALS: The Red Cross will provide all necessary materials including fire alarms, fire prevention education materials, as well as outreach and promotional materials.  Appointments with residents desiring smoke alarm and fire training will have set appointments and will be expecting you.  

Breakfast and lunch also provided!   

SUPPORT: The Red Cross will provide you a dedicated point of contact for questions & submitting your forms. 

Contact: Arikha Moses '98 PhD

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