Red Cross Provides Residents with Fire Safety Tips

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Panama City -- With the many ongoing Martin Luther King events taking place, some community volunteers spent the holiday servicing others.

Volunteer members of the Bay County American Red Cross went door-to-door offering some guidelines on fire safety.

Red Cross Disaster Specialist Tanya Holloway said, "Some people have said, we asked them you know, 'do you have an emergency plan and they said 'no'. So you know we really feel like this information would help them."

On the door tag you can find information about smoke alarms and fire escape drills.

Resident Charles Daniels said, "I think it's very useful, very convenient for the neighborhood."

Daniels said he wasn't home when volunteers came by but he found the door hanger on his doorknob.

Members ask questions like, "Do you use portable heaters in the winter? And “Do you have an escape plan?”

Holloway said, "It's good to get out there and have conversations and teach them about things."

"I think they should do it more often, elect people at least once every six months,” said Daniels.

Red Cross volunteers say they've had a lot of positive feedback from residents and they plan to continue their Martin Luther King Day of service next year.