A day of fire safety well spent with our customers in Queens

By Karen Polise

Power To Serve was in full force as 30 employee volunteers, together with American Red Cross volunteers, installed 129 smoke alarms in 42 homes throughout Queens, New York on January 24 in the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign.

The purpose of the Home Fire Campaign is simple: to save lives.

Since its launch in 2014, the Red Cross says the campaign has:

  • Saved 332 lives in the U.S.
  • Installed 1,103,022 smoke alarms in the U.S.
  • Installed over 13,000 smoke alarms in Queens through its partnership with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) since 2015

In addition to the installations, the day was spent educating customers about fire, gas and carbon monoxide safety, helping families create escape plans and providing customers with National Grid’s Natural Gas Pipeline Safety brochure, a Before, During and After the Storm booklet, a “Smell Gas, Act Fast” Egg, and a fleece hat.

Jim Flannery, VP, Power Generation and Red Cross LI Board member explains the day in this video …

And hear what Lee Westerlind, Manager of Public Safety says in this video tweet:

For more information, visit the site at American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign

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