Fire Safety Awareness
Our local American Red Cross chapter has been responding to home fires at an increasing rate. Here is how you can help us make homes safer by promoting their free 15-minute training to your distribution list(s). Most people don’t realize they only have two-minutes to escape a home fire. Through virtual and digital outreach, we’re helping families develop escape plans and learn fire safety.
Please share the registration info. below on your personal/organization social media platforms and city website. Now thru June 30th people can register for this life-saving free training.
The American Red Cross is offering a free 15-minute training to make your home safer. Click here and register your family for this life-saving training and pledge to prepare today! Most people don’t realize they only have two-minutes to escape a home fire. Through virtual and digital outreach, the American Red Cross is helping families develop escape plans and learn fire safety. Alternate registration by voicemail: Call (305) 644-1200, leave your name, address, and request a home visit. Register your family today!
Here are some online resources to get your preparation started:
Please note that due to COVID-19 your preparation plans might need to be adjusted.
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If you have not already done so we strongly encourage you to sign up for the Alert Broward Emergency Alert Notification System
If you serve a vulnerable population or are someone you know might need to be checked in on before during or after the storm please consider the Vulnerable Population Registry website
Download the free Red Cross Emergency App for real-time weather alerts, open shelters and expert advice on emergency situations. The Emergency App includes an “I’m Safe” feature that helps people check on loved ones. Search “American Red Cross” in app stores, or go to redcross.org/apps.
The Red Cross has guidance available in multiple languages on getting prepared while still protecting yourself from COVID-19 here. Be Red Cross Ready when the time comes with these preparedness tips available in English, Spanish and Creole.
The mission of the Long Term Recovery Coalition of Broward County is to achieve efficient, effective long-term disaster recovery by coordinating and collaboration among its members in order to address the unmet needs of the community. The LTRC also prioritizes communication to its membership throughout the year in an effort to ensure that the entire disaster continuum is part of a coordinated effort in Broward.
The Long Term Recovery Coalition of Broward County is a humanitarian association of nonprofits, governmental agencies, faith based organizations, and businesses with disaster capabilities or resources that respond to a declared disaster locally. It is not a competing or exclusionary organization. It is intended to be a network for organizations active in all facets of the disaster continuum. Each Recovery Coalition member will maintain its own identity and independence while closely collaborating with other member organizations. It will foster cooperation among its members at all levels and in all phases of disaster. Fire Safety Awareness