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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 →

14 Lives Saved in Eastern New York

If you've followed the RedCrossENY blog for some time now, you've probably seen a lot about our Home Fire Campaign over the last few years. Since October 2014, we've been hard at work building partnerships and providing resources to help reduce... Continue Reading →

Red Cross Month Keeps Local Responders Busy

March is Red Cross Month – a time to recognize the many heroes who help those in need in our community. And this March, those heroes have been busier than usual. Our Regional Disaster Officer, David Kunzelman, spoke with Spectrum News this... 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 →

Saving lives in Poughkeepsie, one smoke alarm at a time

On Saturday, dozens of Red Cross volunteers and community partners came together in the City of Poughkeepsie for a special city-wide event. The goal: to provide fire safety education and install free smoke alarms for as many local families as possible. The event was... Continue Reading →

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