Red Cross and Van Nuys Partner to Save Lives NA16052aj

March 21, 2016

WHAT: The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region has partnered with the Los Angeles Police Department, local businesses, elected officials, and other public safety organizations to promote home fire preparedness.

WHEN: Saturday, March 19, 2016 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: La Iglesia en el Camino 14800 Sherman Way Van Nuys, CA 91405

WHO: Robert M. Hertzberg, California State Senator Adrin Nazarin, California Assembly member Los Angeles Police Department, Van Nuys Division Los Angeles City Fire Department Farmers Insurance Starbucks

WHY: The Red Cross Home Fire Prevention Campaign aims to educate the community on fire safety tips, to ensure that current smoke detectors are working (and have charged batteries), and install free smoke detectors in homes as needed. Over 100 trained volunteers will gather and go door-to-door in the adjacent neighborhood to install free smoke alarms.

CONTACT: For questions, please contact Jon Myers, Red Cross Communications Director, at (310) 775-5288.