April 5 Clearfield-Jefferson Chapter American Red Cross Notes

CLEARFIELD – Smoke alarms are one of the best safety devices you can buy and install to protect yourself, your family, and your home.

There are many different brands of smoke alarms available on the market but they fall under two basic types: ionization and photoelectric.

Ionization alarms sound more quickly when a flaming, fast moving fire occurs. Photoelectric alarms are quicker at sensing smoldering, smoky fires. There are also combination smoke alarms that combine ionization and photoelectric into one unit, called dual sensor smoke alarms.

In addition to the basic types of alarms, there are alarms made to meet the needs of people with hearing disabilities. These alarms may use strobe lights that flash and/or vibrate to assist in alerting those who are unable to hear standard smoke alarms when they sound.

Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement. Many fatal fires begin late at night or in the early morning. For extra safety, install smoke alarms both inside and outside sleeping areas. Since smoke and many deadly gases rise, installing your smoke alarms at the proper level will provide you with the earliest warning possible. Always follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions.

What do you call people who consider themselves on-call 24-hours a day, who get out of bed in the middle of the night to help find a place to sleep for a family whose house has been destroyed by fire? These people respond to 70,000 home fires a year—and they don’t get paid a dime for their trouble.

What do you call people who take the time every few months to give away one of the world’s most precious gifts: blood?

What do you call people who show up on a regular schedule help bloodmobile staff, teach strangers how to save a life, and help U.S. service members separated from their families by military duty stay connected—with no monetary compensation?

You call them American Red Cross volunteers. Volunteers at the Clearfield-Jefferson Chapter devote thousands of hours of service to our community. They responded to house fires, man shelters, teach various Health & Safety courses to individuals and businesses, staff bloodmobiles, send Emergency messages to members of the Armed Force and their families, offer mental health services, participate in many fundraising, community and office activities. Nationwide, Red Cross volunteers give millions hours of service each year.

April is National Volunteer month, a time to thank the numerous national and local residents who served our community this year through volunteering with the American Red Cross. We would not be here without YOU! Thank you for all you do!

Mojo’s Comedy Club has offered to donate funds received from their Comedy Blast on April 10 to the Clearfield-Jefferson Chapter American Red Cross. Two top comedians followed by Karaoke. Must be 21 years of age or over. Tickets are available at the Red Cross office.

A Lifeguard Training course is scheduled to begin on April 11, 2008. Additional dates are 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 at the Curwensville School natatorium. Time will run from 5PM until 8PM each evening and students must be able to attend all classes. CPR and first aid will be held at the Red Cross office Saturday May 17, 2008 from 9AM to at least 5PM. Candidates must be strong swimmers and dependable and serious about the responsibilities of becoming a lifeguard. This is the only course we will be offering in Clearfield before the season begins. Call 765-5516 to register.

Babysitter Training will be held on April 19 at 9AM at the Red Cross office. Students must be 11- 15 years of age and will receive a manual, first aid kit, wall and wallet certificates. They will learn Basic care, problem solving, safety related measures, basic breathing and first aid emergencies, safe play and more. Call 765-5516 to register.

Health & Safety Classes:

Adult CPR – Clearfield –April 16, 2008
Brookville – April 9, 2008
Punxsutawney – April 7, 2008
Infant Child CPR – May 7, 2008
First Aid – Clearfield – April 17, 2008
Brookville – April 10, 2008
Punxsutawney – April 8, 2008

All of the above Health & Safety classes begin at 6:00 pm.
Call 765-5516 to register for classes in Clearfield or 849-2712 to register in Brookville & Punxsutawney.
Visit the Clearfield-Jefferson Chapter web site at www.clearfieldjeffersonredcross.org for all the local Red Cross news.

Clearfield Bloodmobile Schedule

Mon., Apr. 07 Curwensville United Methodist Church 12:00 – 6:00
Wed., Apr. 09 Lake Street United Methodist Church Woodland 12:00 – 6:00
Thurs., Apr. 17 Penn Dot 9:00 – 3:00
Fri., Apr. 18 Fixed Site 12:00 – 6:00
Fri., Apr. 25 Curwensville High School 8:45 – 2:00

Jefferson Bloodmobile Schedule

Wed April 9 Brockway Vol. Hose Co. Noon-6 P.M.
Thurs April 10 Evangelical United Methodist Church-Brookville Noon-6 P.M.
Fri April 11 Big Run War Memorial Building-Big Run Noon-5:30P.M.
Tues April 15 Saints Cosmos & Damian -Punsutawney Noon -6 P.M.

When the fire whistles blow and a family loses everything to a house fire, your American Red Cross will be there to help with immediate verified emergency assistance for help with the family’s recovery plans. With your donation, you can put your care and concern into immediate action. By supporting the American Red Cross you provide the vital funds necessary to support all of our core services. Checks may be sent to Clearfield-Jefferson Chapter, 1100 S. Second St. Suite 2, Clearfield, Pa 16830, or Clearfield-Jefferson Chapter, 275 Main St., Brookville, Pa 15825. VISA and MasterCard are accepted.

Red Cross is a United Way and United Fund Participating Agency and an RSVP Station.

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