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Volunteer With Red Paw Emergency Relief

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Red Paw Emergency Responders provide 24/7 emergency assistance to people affected by fire and other disasters that would displace a pet from their home. Volunteer opportunities exist in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. (City of Camden, NJ and other PA counties coming soon.) Emergency responders will be registered for our 24/7 emergency notification service, and are asked to be on call for at least one shift per week. Responders respond in teams and work directly with clients as well as the Red Cross and other partnering emergency response organizations.

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Fire Safety Plan From Red Paw Emergency Relief Team

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke alarms, and advance planning — a home fire escape plan that everyone in your family is familiar with and has practiced.

◦Practice with your family at least twice a year
◦Make sure that someone is assigned to assist infants, older adults and pets in the event of an emergency. Assign a backup person too, in case the designee is not home during the emergency.
◦Make sure doors and windows are unblocked
◦Make sure if there are bars on the windows there is a quick release
◦Make sure to keep pathways clear
◦Always sleep with your bedroom door closed.
◦Be sure to have a fire escape plan with two ways out of the bedroom areas.
◦Have a family meeting place at a neighbor’s house across the street or at the corner.
◦Once you are out STAY out.
◦If the smoke alarm goes off, get low, CRAWL to the bedroom door.
◦Feel the door with back of your hand, if it’s hot DO NOT OPEN!
◦Place a blanket under the door to keep smoke and heat out.
◦Crawl to your window, open and yell for the Fire Department.
◦Stay Calm!

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