Day of Caring - October 1, 2016

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Day of Caring - Smoke Alarm Installation & Fire Preparedness Event

Saturday, October 1, 2016 in Bozeman

The Bozeman Fire Department, Greater Gallatin United Way, and American Red Cross of Montana have launched an effort to help save lives and prevent injuries in our community.  As part of the effort, we’ll teach people about fire safety and install free smoke alarms.

The Results:

We had 26 volunteers that installed 54 fire alarms and helped educate people on fire preparedness and carbon monoxide poisoning this past Saturday, This Day of Caring was a collaboration between the American Red Cross of Montana, Bozeman Fire, Hyalite Fire Department and Greater Gallatin United Way. Many of those that received fire alarms were for seniors and others living in poverty. If you have the opportunity to participate in a similar event in your town, we highly recommend it. It was an amazing experience to be invited into people's homes and truly satisfying to know that potentially our work may save lives. Pics from the day are coming soon.

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  • Event Date:  Saturday, October 1 (no home Bobcats game)
  • Kickoff Location:  Bozeman Fire Station 3, 1705 Vaquero Parkway (Dinosaur Park)
  • Kickoff Time:  10:30
  • Training and Preparation:  10:30-11:30
  • Teams Depart w/Installation Assignments and Sack Lunches:  11:30
  • End Time:  2:30 or so...

Volunteer teams will be provided with the following on the day of the event:

  • Work Assignment Sheet (name and contact information for 4-6 homes that requested fire alarms, including a map)
  • Smoke Alarms, Supplies/Tools, Replacement 9 Volt Batteries, Ladder and Drill
  • T-Shirts or other identifying clothing provided

One person from Bozeman Fire Department will accompany each team.  Volunteer roles for each team member include:

  • Smoke Alarm Installer (tools provided)
  • Fire Safety Educator (provide information/documents)
  • Document/Reporter (document resident and service provided)
  • Other

Contact:  Marjorie, 406.587.2194.