American Red Cross helping three people after Pawtucket,RI fire

PAWTUCKET, RI. (January 25, 2016) – The American Red Cross is helping one family –
two adults – one child after a fire on Main St. Pawtucket, RI.

The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the family’s immediate needs. Responders
included: Melissa Shires, Bob Foti, Steve Carr, and Jim Boardman.

WARWICK, RI. (January 25, 2016) – The American Red Cross is helping one family –
two adults – one child after a fire on Sarah Teft Drive, Warwick, RI.

The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the family’s immediate needs. Responders
included: Amy Rodenbaugh, and Jim Boardman.

The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits containing personal care items such as
toothbrushes, deodorant; shaving supplies and other items a resident might not have
been able to gather in the rush to escape the fire. Also provided was an envelope of
information helpful to families recovering from a fire, including tips on cleanup;
notification of important contacts; dealing with damaged items and more.

REDUCE RISKS FROM HOME FIRES:
The American Red Cross has launched a campaign to reduce deaths and injuries caused
by home fires by 25% in five years. There are two actions you can take to
substantially reduce the risk of death or injury in a home fire.

FREE smoke alarms available: Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a fire in
half. Install smoke alarms on every level of your home inside bedrooms and sleeping
areas. The Red Cross offers a program to install FREE smoke alarms in your home and
provide additional fire safety information. Visit
http://www.redcross.org/local/ri/schedule-a-visit to request a safety visit, or call
1-877-287-3327 and press option 1.

Practice fire drills at home: Fire experts agree that you may have as little as 2
minutes to escape a burning home before it’s too late to get out. Use our Home Fire
Escape Plan
worksheet
to plan your evacuation and practice it at least twice a year as a family. Learn
more about the Red Cross home fire prevention
campaign.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of
disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save
lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and
their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on
volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For
more information, please visit redcross.org/ri or
visit us on Twitter at @RIRedCross.