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4th of July: Red Cross Offers Tips for a Safe Holiday 

Independence Day is just ahead, and your plans might include fireworks displays, a backyard picnic, or perhaps fun at the beach. The American Red Cross offers these tips so you can enjoy a fun-packed, safe holiday.  “We’re all looking forward... Continue Reading →

Local Red Cross volunteers and partners make homes safer from home fires

Over two weekends in May, the Eastern New York region and partners helped hundreds of families protect themselves against home fires as part of local Sound the Alarm safety events. Red Cross volunteers and partners met with residents to install... Continue Reading →

Smoke alarms save lives: Free installations for local residents as part of national Red Cross Sound the Alarm effort 

Newburgh residents can sign up for a free smoke alarm installation from the Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross and community partners on Saturday, May 14. Organizers are planning to make 120 homes safer by installing a total of... Continue Reading →

Daylight Saving Time: Turn your clocks forward and test your smoke alarms

Daylight saving time begins this Sunday, March 13, and the American Red Cross, Eastern New York region, reminds everyone to TURN your clocks forward one hour and TEST your smoke alarms. Did you know working smoke alarms can cut the... Continue Reading →

This weekend turn your clocks back and test your smoke alarms to prevent home fire tragedies

As people turn their clocks back this weekend for the end of daylight saving time, the American Red Cross asks everyone to also test their smoke alarms. Home fires are the nation’s most frequent disaster and tragically take seven lives... Continue Reading →

4th of July: Red Cross Issues Tips for Everyone to Have a Safe Holiday

  Independence Day is coming soon and many people plan to attend fireworks displays, a backyard picnic, or just enjoy the outdoors. The American Red Cross wants you to enjoy a fun-packed, safe holiday and offers these tips you can... Continue Reading →

Summer Safety Tips

The American Red Cross wants everyone to have a safe summer and offers tips and resources for the entire family.  WATER SAFETY  Before going in, on or around the water, every family member should become “water smart.” This starts with... Continue Reading →

Volunteers educate residents about home fire safety

The Eastern New York Region of the American Red Cross and community partners helped 114 families protect themselves against home fires as part of a national Sound the Alarm effort on Saturday, May 8, 2021. “We thank everyone who helped... Continue Reading →

American Red Cross and Partners Providing Free Fire Safety Resources

The American Red Cross, Eastern New York Region, is joining area fire departments and community partners to install free smoke alarms and educate families on fire prevention and safety.   “Home fires remain the most frequent disaster during COVID-19, yet most... Continue Reading →

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