Program to include free fire alarm installation
Seven times a day, someone dies in a home fire in the United States. At 9 a.m. and noon Saturday, the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and American Red Cross will partner in an effort to change this statistic at the V.A. Medical Center, 4100 W. Third St.
MRC volunteers and community members will gather to learn how to install a smoke alarm and educate families about fire safety. Afterward, they will install free smoke alarms in area homes.
The first round of installations will be 9 a.m. to noon, with another shift canvassing the neighborhood from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Community volunteers are still needed and encouraged to arrive 20 to 30 minutes before each shift.
To volunteer, visit www. soundthealarm.org/dayton. To make an appointment to have a fire alarm installed, call 937221-7540.
The MRC is a community-based, civilian, volunteer program that engages volunteers to help strengthen local public health infrastructure, as well as respond to disasters across the state or nation. Any healthcare professionals or non-medical community members 18 years or older can register for MRC.
For more information about the Medical Reserve Corps, go to www.OhioResponds.gov.