Mayor Sarno states, “Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi and I want to thank Nia Rennix and her team at the Red Cross for their dedicated efforts in bringing awareness to this important issue. When a fire happens not only are our brave and dedicated men and women of our Springfield Fire Department responding on scene to save property but more importantly, save lives. The American Red Cross is also there to provide assistance to the individuals and family in need. Smoke alarms and detectors save lives. Fire Commissioner Calvi and I want to remind residents to check your batteries and be careful when disposing of smoking materials. Also of note, my daughter Chiara Sarno used to serve on the Board of Directors for the Red Cross of Western Massachusetts – the youngest person ever to join their board.”
Mayor Sarno and the Springfield Fire Department join with the Red Cross of Western Massachusetts for Sound the Alarm Event
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Springfield Fire Department Fire Prevention Officer and former Springfield Veteran of the Year Eric Rosa, and members from the Springfield Fire Department joined with Red Cross of Central and Western Massachusetts Executive Director Nia Rennix and many volunteers for the Sound the Alarm event to bring awareness about the importance of having a smoke alarm/detector in your home at the Red Cross facility at 150 Brookdale Drive. After the short speaking event, officials traveled to homes to install smoke alarms/detectors. Mayor Sarno joined with Springfield Firefighters and helped to install smoke alarms at a house in the Hungry Hill/North End Neighborhood.