Share |


In Kansas, Red Cross volunteers have helped more than 450 people after home fires since Jan. 1, 2021

 

 

This Sunday, as people turn their clocks forward for daylight saving time, the American Red Cross of Kansas and Oklahoma region encourages everyone to take this opportunity to test their smoke alarms.

Since Jan. 1, 2021, local Red Cross volunteers have helped more than 450 people with urgent needs like emergency lodging, financial assistance, and recovery planning, following 143 home fires across Kansas.

 

“Home fires remain the nation’s most frequent disaster during COVID-19,” said Brittney Rochell, Kansas Oklahoma Red Cross chief communications officer. “This weekend, take a moment to test your smoke alarms to help protect your family against home fires.”

 

HOW TO ‘TURN AND TEST’ Working smoke alarms can cut the risk of dying in a home fire by half. Below are steps to take when testing your alarms:

 

·         Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including inside and outside bedrooms and sleeping areas. Test alarms monthly and replace the batteries at least once a year if your model requires it.

·         Replace smoke alarms that are 10 years or older. That’s because the sensor becomes less sensitive over time. Check the date of your smoke alarms and follow the instructions.

·         Practice your two-minute escape plan. Make sure everyone in your household can get out in less than two minutes — the amount of time you may have to escape a burning home before it’s too late. Include at least two ways to get out of every room and select a meeting spot at a safe distance away from your home, such as your neighbor’s home or landmark like a specific tree in your front yard, where everyone can meet.


Visit redcross.org/fire for more information, including an escape plan to practice with your family. You can also download our free Emergency App (search “American Red Cross” in app stores).

NEWS

Pull Tabs for Pound Puppies

thumb

     The City of Pleasanton is raising funds to help make needed renovations and repairs at the city pound. To do so they are collecting tabs from aluminum cans at various businesses in the city.      All participating businesses will have collection... [More]

Linn County Planning Commission proceeds with prohibiting commercial solar fields

thumb

The Linn County Planning and Zoning Commission began their April 9 meeting by relooking at the Sunshine Meadows preliminary plat that last month was turned down by the commission because of outcries from surrounding neighbors. Sunshine Meadows is proposed to be a housing development... [More]

Commissioners send CUP for rock quarry back to P&Z again

thumb

Stephanie Walker reviewed the reasons she and her family do not want the new quarry, Mulberry Limestone that recently applied for a conditional use permit to do business at near Linn Valley to be located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 69 and 2200 Road. Planning and Zoning... [More]

More News

SPORTS

Prairie View track has strong performance at Anderson County

thumb

The Prairie View track team traveled to Anderson County on April 11 to compete in the 17th Annual Anderson County Invitational. The girls’ team placed third with a score of 83 while the boys’ team placed fifth with a score of 37. Spring Hill won for the girls with... [More]

Jayhawk track wins Pleasanton Invitational

thumb

The Jayhawk Linn track team traveled to Pleasanton on April 9 to compete in the Pleasanton Invitational. The Hawks had a very good day as both the boys’ and girls’ teams won the invitational. The girls’ team placed first with a score of 107 while the boys... [More]

More Sports

COMMUNITY

Spaghetti dinner and silent auction benefit set for Saturday at fairgrounds

thumb

A Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction benefit is set for this coming Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the 4H building on the Linn County Fairgrounds. In an effort to help Bonnie Riley, local photographer, cover medical bills and just overall help in general, Courtney Lanham, Kyla... [More]

Mound City couple builds HVAC and party bus services

thumb

When Jeff Cornelius graduated from high school he went to work in the HVAC industry. “A friend had a delivery service delivering to a guy with a heating and cooling business and that’s how I got into it,” Jeff explained. In 1993 Jeff opened his own business... [More]

Youth Track meet organized for April 27

thumb

Mary Jane Britz, a junior at Prairie View High School has organized a track meet for grade school age students in the Prairie View District. “I lived in Wisconsin before moving to Kansas and while living in Wisconsin the track team would put on a youth track meet every... [More]

More Community

View Legals for Free Business Directory
PLEASANTON WEATHER