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End of Daylight Saving Means Time to #TurnandTest

Daylight saving time ends this Sunday, November 3, and while many are looking forward to the extra hour of sleep that comes with "falling back," it's also a good time to have fire safety on your mind. As you turn... Continue Reading →

Two Simple Steps Could Save Your Life

In the event of a fire, it is important to get out of the house, fast! Unfortunately, it has been an especially tragic year in New York State according to data from the US Fire Administration. As of October 2,... Continue Reading →

Help the Red Cross and Yourself by Preparing for Emergencies Now

Do you know what you would do if an emergency struck tomorrow? Whether it’s something as simple as the flu or as disruptive as a natural disaster, do you have an emergency plan in place for yourself, your family, your loved... Continue Reading →

One Red Cross Volunteer Shares Why He’s Ready to Sound the Alarm

My name is Stephen Bogdan, and I’ve been volunteering with the American Red Cross since July of 2018. Since then I’ve learned the value of disaster preparedness and all the training that is involved in the Red Cross’ response to... Continue Reading →

54 Homes Made Safer in the Town of Lloyd

It was a rainy day on Saturday, but that wouldn't stop a great group of Red Cross volunteers and partners from visiting dozens of homes in the Town of Lloyd in Ulster County to help end home fire tragedies. Together... Continue Reading →

Smoke Alarms Save Lives in Poughkeepsie

It was a Wednesday evening -- July 5th -- when a fire broke out on Fitchett Street in the City of Poughkeepsie. It started on a mattress in an upstairs bedroom, and before long, it had spread through the entire house.... Continue Reading →

FEMA Corps Brings a Helping Hand to the Mohawk Valley

The American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley recently welcomed new helpers to its ranks, as an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps-FEMA team was deployed to the Utica area on January 28. The seven-person team from AmeriCorps – a ten-month national... Continue Reading →

Saving lives in Schenectady

Last month, we shared a few highlights from what was then our largest local Home Fire Campaign event in the Eastern New York Region. We installed nearly 250 free smoke alarms for families in Poughkeepsie in October. But at our... Continue Reading →

Time to #TurnAndTest

Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, so we're sharing a friendly reminder to #TurnAndTest. When you turn your clocks back this weekend, take a minute to test your smoke alarms, too. It's a simple step to help your family stay... Continue Reading →

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