As part of its “Home Fire Campaign,” American Red Cross volunteers are going door-to-door Saturday in the 70805 zip code to help residents prepare for emergencies.
Volunteers will discuss what residents should do if they are told to shelter in place for natural disasters and will install smoke alarms in homes that lack them.
The campaign is intended to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years.
Households are being encouraged to develop fire escape plans and practice with everyone who lives in the home.
“Having an emergency plan is an important step so everyone in the household knows what they should do if something happens,” said Merri Alessi, executive director for the Red Cross in the Louisiana Capital Area. “We want our neighbors to mark National Preparedness Month by creating or updating their plan.”