HUBER HEIGHTS — The Rotary Club of Huber Heights made a monetary donation of $2,500 to the Huber Heights Fire Division to purchase and provide to Huber Heights residents new residential fire alarms. According to the National Fire Protection Association report “Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires” issued September 2015 below are the highlights they listed from the report:
- Smoke alarms provide an early warning of a fire, giving people additional escape time. In 2009-2013, smoke alarms sounded in more than half (53%) of the home1 fires reported to U.S. fire departments.
- Three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms (38%) or no working smoke alarms (21%).
- The death rate per 100 reported home fires was more than twice as high in homes that did not have any working smoke alarms compared to the rate in homes with working smoke alarms (1.18 deaths vs. 0.53 deaths per 100 fires).
- In fires in which the smoke alarms were present but did not operate, almost half (46%) of the smoke alarms had missing or disconnected batteries.
- Dead batteries caused one-quarter (24%) of the smoke alarm failures.
This donation was made available thru the efforts of the Club Rotarians raising funds to support the community of Huber Heights, the local Miami Valley area and the work of Rotary International.
The Rotary Club of Huber Heights has two main fund raising events: the Annual Fish Fry and the Cecil A. Bowen Memorial Golf Scramble. The funds raised thru the two events along with individual donations made by the club members and club member service hours make possible donations to many other local non-profits, beautifying the city thru the beatification of the north west corner of Brandt and Chambersburg, Adopt a Family at Christmas (2016 purchased, wrapped and delivered gifts for thirty eight families including ninety children), collaborating with other local Rotary clubs to fund a water pump project in Mali located in Africa, built the pavilion located off of Rip Rap Road and participated in planted Japanese Cherry Trees at the National Air Force Museum.
If you would like to be a member of the Rotary Club of Huber Heights either thru the business that you own or work, contact Pam Whited, Club Membership Chair, at (937) 233-3292 or email [email protected]