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March 3 Day of Service to Focus on Fire Safety


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    Research shows that people who have working smoke alarms in their homes double their chances of surviving a fire. On Thursday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., UM faculty and staff can once again make a difference in our community by improving fire safety during the 2016 University of Miami Day of Service.

    In support of the American Red Cross “25 Alive” Home Fire Preparedness Campaign, powered by the United Way, UM volunteers will help install household smoke alarms and educate residents in west Miami-Dade about fire safety.

    Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at the football stadium at Florida International University, where they will receive a Red Cross T-shirt, training, supplies, and team assignments. Lunch will be provided during an end-of-service celebration.

    Space is limited. Register online by Thursday, February 18. Please be sure to obtain your supervisor’s approval prior to registering. Confirmed volunteers will receive additional details closer to the Day of Service.

    The fire safety event is hosted in partnership with the Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter of the American Red Cross and the United Way of Miami-Dade. For more information, review the frequently asked questions or email userv@miami.edu.

     

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