Kosciusko Red Cross Volunteers will be out in full force this weekend for Project S.A.F.E. (Smoke Alarms For Everyone) to canvass 3,000 homes to hand out fire safety information.
Volunteers will be canvassing numerous neighborhoods throughout Kosciusko County from 10 a.m. until noon with information packets, which include a 9-volt battery for each home. Homes without a detector will be given one, or a certificate to fill out and bring to their local fire department for a free detector.
The families of Kosciusko County are at greater risk from fire than any other disaster so the local Red Cross takes time each year to distribute fire safety information and a battery for smoke alarms. The American Red Cross of Kosciusko County has assisted numerous families who have suffered the trauma of a home fire.
It is part of the Red Cross Mission to help communities prepare for disaster and encourage people to take steps to minimize the risk of potentially preventable disasters like home fires, by remembering two key fire safety steps: install a working smoke alarm and develop a fire escape plan.
A functioning smoke alarm is the single most important factor in preventing deaths or injuries from a home fire.
Registered volunteers for Project S.A.F.E. will receive a free swiss steak lunch, compliments of Penguin Point Black-Tie Catering, following the event at the Kosciusko Community Foundation Building, located at 102 E. Market St., Warsaw.