Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst: The 2015 Wildfire Season

 by Megan Snow, executive director Red Cross, Greater Inland Northwest In the Northwest, fire season usually flares in earnest in July. Not so for the summer of 2015, gauging by the wildfires that have erupted across the state. By the end of June, we’ve endured a steady onslaught of raging blazes, destroying homes and forcing … Continue reading Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst: The 2015 Wildfire Season

Campaign Goal: Reducing Fire-Related Deaths, One Home at a Time

There were 351 residential fires last year in Seattle. That means that nearly every day, a home was damaged or lost. Even more frequently in Western Washington, Red Cross volunteers provided help to families who had lost their homes to devastating fires. The vast majority of these house fires were cooking related — a burner … Continue reading Campaign Goal: Reducing Fire-Related Deaths, One Home at a Time