TOB Fire Chief Jerry Emmons would like residents to know about a new program being offered through the American Red Cross.  The program is entitled, “Homes Made Safer” and has been designed to prevent a home fire from occurring and to help keep people safe against home fires.  

Due to COVID-19 and for safety reasons, the sessions will be over the phone or through a video conferencing platform such as ZOOM.  On average, 36 people suffer injuries as a result of home fires every day, and the most impacted are children, people with disabilities, and the elderly.  Knowing how to prevent home fires and how to get out of the home quickly and safely if one occurs can save your life and can help you save your loved ones.

Here are the details:

The virtual program offers FREE one-on-one home fire safety education classes.  The classes are in 15-minute sessions, and you’ll learn how to:  develop a home fire escape plan; make sure your smoke alarms are up to date; and quickly and safely evacuate your home.  Home fire prevention tips will also be offered. 

For more information, you can contact the American Red Cross at (585) 242-4390, visit their website at or download a flyer by clicking on the following link:  Homes Made Safer Outreach Flyer.



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