Volunteers from the Three Bridges Fire Department, Johnson and Johnson, Edison High School and the American Red Cross worked together to conduct a Home Fire Safety Event on Sept. 22.
Led by Chief Dennis Concannon of the fire team and Christy Hodde, executive director of the New Jersey Chapter of the Red Cross, the volunteers went door to door throughout the entire area surrounding the Fire House on Main Street in Three Bridges.
The volunteer teams visited homes and discussed the importance of being prepared for a fire emergency, helped create specific escape plans for the individual residences, and checked existing smoke detectors when they were present. Additionally, the team offered to every resident free installation of smoke detectors in as many rooms were required to make the home safer.
In total, over 130 houses were approached, with 60 smoke detectors installed during the day, and more than 40 homes worked with the teams to create a fire safety escape plan.
Door hangers were left behind for residents not available, offering them the opportunity to contact the Fire team for an installation of smoke detectors by appointment over the upcoming weeks.
The Home Fire Safety Campaign is being conducted by the Red Cross throughout New Jersey with the ultimate goal to save lives through education and preparedness.