By Gordon Williams
Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14 this year, and Lisa Braxton of the National Fire Protection Association thinks it is a great time for parents to drill kids–young kids especially–in the lessons of fire safety. Braxton, in the Public Education Division of the NFPA, lays out a five-night set of fire safety exercises the whole family can take part in. Continue reading
By Gordon Williams
It wasn’t a disaster on the scale of hurricanes Harvey or Irma, but for residents of the Carriage House apartments in SeaTac, WA, the fire that tore through the building on a recent Friday night was a disaster just the same. As with Harvey and Irma, it brought out the Red Cross to help the victims. Continue reading
Published: Tuesday, September 19
American Red Cross officials encourage residents directly affected by Friday’s four-alarm fire at the Carriage House Apartment Complex to contact them for assistance by calling 206-323-2345. Continue reading
by Gordon Williams
Visit just one fire scene, work your way through one burned-out dwelling, and you’ll understand why every second counts when a home catches fire. Continue reading
By: Dale Steinke
Photos by: Betsy Robertson
If someone offered to put something in your house that might save your family’s life at some point over the next 10 years… and do it for free, would you take advantage of it?
When Gretchen Atkinson, chairman of Shoreline’s Meridian Park Neighborhood Association, learned about how people could get free smoke alarms installed through the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, she took it upon herself to make sure people in her community had a chance to sign up. Continue reading
By: Betsy Robertson
Lake Wenatchee is a unique community, located about 20 miles east of Stevens Pass, arguably providing the very best of what our northwest lifestyle has to offer. Residents and weekenders are presented with year-round recreation, including cross country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, camping, hiking, fly fishing … the list goes on.
It’s what attracted a former Seattle Police Captain and South Precinct Commander, Bill Moffat to the area. He did and still loves to ski. But retirement in Lake Wenatchee is providing more activity than he ever dreamed. Continue reading
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in the community? Do you want to gain new skills and experiences? Are you passionate about empowering people to prepare for and recover from disasters and emergencies? The American Red Cross Northwest Region is seeking enthusiastic individuals to serve as full-time AmeriCorps Team members from October 16, 2017 through August 31, 2018 in the following positions: Continue reading