Red Cross seeking volunteers for fire preparedness event

DECATUR - American Red Cross officials say they are seeking volunteers from Decatur to help out with a Home Fire Preparedness Campaign event in April.

The event, sponsored by the American Red Cross and the Decatur Fire Department, will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on April 25.  Officials say this effort is part of the American Red Cross' national Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.

Volunteers will be asked to visit Decatur neighborhoods at high risk of fires in order to educate families on home fire preparedness, check smoke alarm batteries, and to help install smoke alarms where needed.  The overall goal of this national effort is to reduce the number of deaths and injuries due to home fires by 25 percent over the next five years.

If you would like to volunteer, visit or call (217) 428-7758.
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