Rachel Dunn from the American Red Cross recently spoke to Price City Council members about programs and services the organizations offers to members of the community.
Dunn specifically spoke to the council about a program called the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign in which volunteers complete fire alarm checks, change batteries in alarms and instal new alarms as needed. The campaign also aims to provide fire education by teaching about fires, how to prevent them and how to react to them.
“As part of our Home Fire Preparedness Campaign, Red Cross-led teams are canvassing neighborhoods around the state,” the American Red Cross shared about the campaign. “During these visits, we help families develop escape plans, check their smoke alarms and install new alarms (free of charge) where needed. Much of the work of the Red Cross is done by our team of trained volunteers and we’re always looking for good people to help.”
The council agreed that the campaign would be a great benefit to Price residents and requested that Dunn speak to local firefighters to further the campaign.
For more information about the American Red Cross and its programs and services, please visit redcross.org.
Also at the meeting, the council approved the tentative budget for fiscal year 2015-2016. A public hearing regarding the budget will be held on June 24 at 6 p.m. in the city council chambers.