Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Girl Scouts help communities prepare for fire emergencies

The American Red Cross is teaming up with Girl Scouts to spread the word about fire safety basics that can help make homes and families safer.

Through their Home Fire Preparedness Campaign, the Red Cross aims to canvas more 7,000 homes by June 30, 2016 to distribute fire-preparedness information and brand new smoke alarms. 

That’s where the Girl Scouts come in.

There are two ways Girl Scout can help:

Canvassing Preparation—Junior through Ambassador level
Girls will be responsible for preparing materials for the canvassing teams to take to high risk fire areas. The Red Cross volunteers can bring the materials to troop meetings if desired or girls can come to other locations to help compile the items needed.

Canvassing Teams—Cadette through Ambassador level
Girls will be responsible for distributing the smoke detectors and campaign materials within the specific neighborhoods or targeted high-risk fire areas along with Red Cross volunteers.

If your troop is interested in participating, please contact Geoffrey Domowicz at the American Red Cross.

Bonus! The community partnership and service can be used toward girls' Bronze and Silver awards!