Sept. 11 Volunteer Fire Prevention Project Planned for East Missoula

September 05, 2014

MISSOULA – Volunteers plan to complete a Fire Prevention Canvassing 9/11 Day of Remembrance Project in East Missoula on Thursday, Sept. 11.

The project will run from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Volunteers will work in small teams, knock on doors and provide fire safety information to interested residents. All materials will be provided, and volunteers will receive dinner. Those wishing to help out should call 406-728-7682 or email rsvp@missoulaagingservices.org.

“The purpose of this preparedness activity is to increase knowledge about house fires, hopefully increase the number of fire alarms, provide knowledge to build an emergency plan and provide information about the new Missoula County Smart 911 program,” said Maura Jones, Montana Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA leader. “These efforts should work toward increasing safety awareness and alleviating human suffering.” 

The event is supported by Montana Campus Compact, a higher education service consortium based at the University of Montana, and Missoula Aging Services.

Other partners include the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Missoula Senior Corps Program, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA, the Office of Emergency Planning, the American Red Cross, Northwestern Energy and the East Missoula Fire Department.

AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. The organization will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Sept. 12.

For more information, call Missoula Aging Services at 406-243-7682 or Montana Campus Compact at 406-243-5177.

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Contact: Maura Jones, Montana Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Leader, 406-243-5451, vistaleader@mtcompact.org.