Fire Prevention Outreach Campaign To Target Refugees
The City of Utica, the Utica Municipal Housing Authority, Utica Fire Department and the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees have launched a fire safety campaign.
The community outreach campaign is designed to educate refugees and multi-lingual immigrants about fire prevention. It includes videos, print materials and social media.
Shelly Callahan, the Executive Director of the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees, says educational videos in 10 different languages have been developed for the campaign and can be viewed on the Refugee Center's website.
Callahan says they'll share the program with the over 400 refugee re-settlement sites across the country.
The American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley will also install smoke alarms and provide disaster preparedness as part of the campaign.
The campaign is being funded by a grant from FEMA.