Volunteers Needed! Sound the Alarm. Save a Life – American Red Cross

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This Spring, join the American Red Cross and 35,000 volunteers in more than 100 communities across the country to install over 100,000 smoke alarms in an event called Sound the Alarm. Save a Life.

Did you know that the American Red Cross responds to a disaster every 8 minutes, and the vast majority of these are home fires? Sadly, every day seven people die from home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms, with children and the elderly disproportionately killed. That’s why the Red Cross launched the Home Fire Campaign in 2014. Since then, Red Cross volunteers and partners have made over 300,000 households safer. Now we’re on the cusp of something big, and we need your help.

In Greater New York Region American Red Cross made over 25,000 homes safer and together with volunteers across the country they have saved over 159 lives. This year, from April 28th-May 12th, we will install 1,000 smoke alarms in our great Borough of Brooklyn. We are counting on residents like you to help us achieve this major milestone! Here is how you can help:

Volunteer to help Sound the Alarm. Save a Life
Registration is open! Visit https://goo.gl/Kivec3 to register today to make homes safer by installing smoke alarms, replacing alarm batteries and helping families create escape plans in our communities, right here in Brooklyn.

Spread the word!
Invite your friends and family to volunteer with you or to join in your fundraising efforts! Ask them to sign up at https://goo.gl/Kivec3

You can join this growing movement. Together, we can Sound the Alarm about fire safety and help save lives.

March 5-10 Events: Fire Safety Education Event

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American Red Cross in Greater New York Employment Opportunities

The American Red Cross in Greater New York is seeking candidates for the following open employment opportunities. Both positions support the chapter’s “Get Alarmed NYC” program. The program is a unique partnership between the FDNY and Red Cross which provides installation of fire safety devices, and fire safety education in single-family and multi-family residential units in NYC over the next two years.

The open positions for which we are seeking to hire immediately are:

(2) Operations Lead Positions (24 month term / contract) (https://www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=59076&CurrentPage=1)

The Ops positions will  be leading the operational efforts for saving lives. This position plans and executes the operations required to successfully deploy teams of volunteers into a community to make them safer by enabling them to provide fire safety education and install smoke alarms. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, good at problem solving, detail oriented, and someone that loves putting events together, managing staff and volunteers.

(1) Individual & Community Preparedness (ICP) Position (www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=60380)

The ICP position will be leading the efforts to build more resilient and sustainable communities. This position finds, equips and enables community organizations to be better prepared for disasters while connecting them to the mission of preparedness and to each other. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, good at networking with multiple community partners, and has an unwavering desire to see organizations come together to generate awareness, build resiliency, and affect local policy and practice changes at a community level.

Hanukkah Safety Tips

Hanukkah is upon us, which means a time for family gatherings, celebrated with special foods, songs and customs! Many holy days and observances are a time for traditional cooking and candles. Candles and cooking remain two of the top cause of fires in New York City, especially around the holidays. Please take this opportunity to familarize yourself with the enclosed safety tips. Have a safe holiday!

For Holiday Candle Safety tips, visit http://www.fdnysmart.org/sabbath-holiday-candle-safety-2/.

For Food Preparation Safety tips, visit http://www.fdnysmart.org/sabbath-and-jewish-holiday-food-preparation-safety/.

Events for the Week of November 9-13, 2015


Zumba - Fit in the 35th.

atlantic yards pacific park meeting

77th Precinct Community Council Meeting


Calvary Community Church 1571 St. Johns Place Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Community Board No. 6

Tuesday, November 10


PS 58 Auditorium 330 Smith Street (Enter Carroll Street) Brooklyn, NY 11231

Brooklyn Community Board No. 2

Tuesday, November 10


Brooklyn Law School, Student Lounge – 250 Joralemon Street, Student Lounge

cuny citizenship




hamilton vet event

GT Flyer new (2)GT Flyer new spanish (2)


Brooklyn Community Board No. 8

Thursday, November 12


Union United Methodist Church 121 New York Avenue Brooklyn, NY

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