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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 →

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 →

Take Action for Fire Prevention Month!

October is National Fire Prevention Month, with National Fire Prevention Week running from October 6-12, 2019. During this week, this month, and all year long, the American Red urges people to practice their fire escape plans and test their smoke... 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 →

Celebrate the Season…Safely!

The winter holidays are traditionally happy times for families and friends to get together and create lasting memories. Unfortunately, this time of year also means a greater risk for home fires, often caused by decorations and holiday cooking. Decorations like... 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 →

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