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Alexandria Fire Department to Knock on Del Ray Doors
January 26 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
The Alexandria Fire Department ASSIST team will have a door knocking operation on Saturday, January 26, 2019 in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. The kickoff location is station 202 at 8:00 AM, located at 213 E. Windsor Avenue and the canvassing area will be in the neighborhoods surrounding the station.
Volunteers interested in participating in this community event should register with the American Red Cross. All volunteers are asked to arrive at Fire Station 202 (213 E. Windsor Ave.) at 8 a.m.
For questions and additional information, contact Firefighter Rick Muse Jr at 703.746.5217. For more about the fire department’s community outreach initiatives, visit the Community Outreach Unit webpage.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half. Every home should have working smoke alarms installed on every level (including the basement), outside each sleeping area, and inside each bedroom.
- Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
- A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms.
- People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers.
- Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.
- Smoke alarms are an important part of a home fire escape plan
Simple Lifesaving Steps:
AFD and Red Cross urge everyone to take two simple steps to help reduce home fire deaths and injuries: check existing smoke alarms and practice fire drills in your home regularly. Your chances of surviving a home fire depend on how quickly and safely you are able to respond. By taking these two simple steps you will increase your chances of surviving a home fire by more than half.