The American Red Cross of Northwest Missouri held its annual meeting Tuesday night, May 17th, in St. Joseph Missouri.
As part of the “Heroes Campaign Celebration”, honorees from across the region received some of the Red Cross’ most prestigious awards; Lt. Rob Romesburg was present on behalf of the Trenton Fire Department to accept the Good Neighbor Award, which the Red Cross presents to partner agencies that provide significant humanitarian contributions resulting in more effective services and a positive visible impact in the community.
This award was presented to the Department for their work in implementing the Red Cross smoke alarm program in the City of Trenton.
The biggest disaster threat to families isn’t floods or tornadoes; it’s fire. Seven times a day, someone in this country dies in a home fire; the Red Cross works to help reduce injury, death and property loss caused by home fires by offering free smoke alarms to those in need.
The program, administrated by the Trenton Fire Department within the City of Trenton, targets homeowners who cannot afford to purchase and/or install the alarms. Families who do not have a working smoke alarm –or are unsure if their smoke alarm works – can make an appointment to have a free one installed. Firefighters will install the alarms or replace batteries for residents and discuss fire safety with members of a household.
To make an appointment to get smoke alarms installed or batteries replaced, call the Trenton Fire Department at (660) 359-5552