In recent months, several deadly, large fires have rattled the Bronx. In late December, the biggest fire in all of New York City in three decades killed 13 residents, including several small children, and left dozens homeless in the borough’s Belmont section.
Of course, such fires can happen anywhere and at any time. But the New York City Department of Emergency Management (DEM) has responded to the rash of Bronx fires with a targeted set of workshops to teach basic fire safety skills during Bronx Preparedness and Fire Safety Weekend in April.
ICS Fire Safety Session
People with disabilities, older adults and those with chronic medical conditions can be particularly vulnerable in the event of a fire emergency. That is why ICS members who may be worried about such disasters should take advantage of the Fire Safety Weekend workshop being held Friday, April 13, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the ICS Bronx office. Light refreshments will be served.
Free Smoke Alarms
Participants can also sign up for free smoke alarms through the American Red Cross’ Sound the Alarm program.
The presentation will be given in English and Spanish, so all are welcome to attend! Please RSVP by April 11 to the Events Hotline at 877.958.3827.
For anyone who cannot make the Bronx session, stay tuned to The Independent for information about a session in our Brooklyn office later this spring.
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