MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – The Mount Vernon Fire Department, the American Red Cross and the Office of Civil Defense Department will be having a recruitment drive to find volunteers to help install smoke detectors throughout the city.
The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the city council chambers at city hall.
The main smoke detector installation day for Mount Vernon will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25.
Officials are seeking volunteers to train for different roles, not just installing smoke detectors.
Volunteers can be trained as a disaster safety educator to help local residents create a home safety plan.
Another position available is that of a documenter/reporter. This role will entail completing documents during and after the smoke detector installations.
Meals will be provided to volunteers during their time of service.
For more information, e-mail the American Red Cross Greater New York .
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