Red Cross Media Alerts
  Norwood Blvd Fire
ARCHIE (American Red Cross Help in Emergency) responded on scene to a house fire on 2809 Norwood Blvd. All ten members are safe and there were no injuries. The Red Cross provided emergency assistance with hotel lodging, clothing and food. The family home, although destroyed is

Jean Johnson Petties
Senior Director of Community Relations
American Red Cross
Birmingham Area Chapter
(205) 458-8285
  Test of the system
Just a test to make sure the system is running alright.
  Media Advisory

Ike Pigott will be out of town for the next few days.

Please refer media questions to Jean Petties or Cherry Rollins.

Ike returns on the 20th.
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  Warehouse Fire response
Birmingham Fire and Rescue has asked for Red Cross assistance during the response to a warehouse fire, on 1st Avenue North around 14th and 15th Streets.

The Red Cross is already on scene to serve snacks and cold drinks to the firefighters and police securing the scene, allowing them to stay on the job longer. We're already identifying additional volunteers to keep our assistance moving as long as the fire department needs us there. This sort of activity is a common role we play in partnership with first responders.

We are not aware of any residential element to this disaster.
  Weekly test
The Birmingham Area Chapter is running a weekly test on the Alert system.

Just a note: the First Aid/Health and Safety class calendar is now available for download from our website as a .pdf file.

Thanks for using the Alert system. So far, the program has been downloaded for installation 488 times in Central Alabama.
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Chris Osborne
Public Affairs Officer
cell 966-8795

Jean Petties
Sr. Dir., Community Relations
cell 337-1332

Lindsey Leach
Community Relations
cell 966-8793

Birmingham Area Chapter
American Red Cross
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° Norwood Blvd Fire
° Test of the system
° Media Advisory
° Warehouse Fire response
° Weekly test
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