Red Cross, Cohoes to hold day-long fire safety program

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"As we continue to help them, we urge everyone to take steps to minimize the risk of a fire occurring in their home". "We will have more than 400 home fires in North and South Dakota this year; we see them every year and majority happen between October and March".

When the Red Cross opened a shelter over the summer in Hungry Horse in response to wildfire evacuations in Glacier National Park, he prepared it.

"We're deeply saddened for those who have been impacted by disaster, such as a fire", said Mike Masto, American Red Cross Regional Disaster Officer.

She also noted that free training is provided for volunteers. They worked with community activists to call on the US Department of Justice to investigate the Red Cross.

A member of the Red Cross Disaster Action Team met with a family affected by a fire on Vanderpool Street in Newark this morning.

Flood said that the fire apparently began in the kitchen on the tenant side of the duplex.

Assessing situations can vary greatly depending on the event, but some of the basics covered included what happened and where, if a client is unable to return to their home due to unlivable circumstances from disasters, and what the client will need in the coming days in terms of essentials.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies almost half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides worldwide humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

The Red Cross offers those in need Comfort Kits and blankets, while working towards recovery.

However, Smith along with Salkowski said what they need the most help with, is the disaster relief program. "What's important for us is to be able to support and work with clients". He said the exact cause of the fire is unknown, however, and remains under investigation.

Albemarle County Fire Rescue encourages you to inspect your heat source, check your smoke alarms and practice your home escape plan!

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