The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Emergency Management Department has collaborated with the American Red Cross on a home fire campaign that is continuing to deliver and install free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in the homes of Tribal citizens within our community. The campaign launched in 2017 and since then an additional allotment of new smoke and carbon monoxide detectors have been made available.
It is vital that you and your family have properly working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. On average seven people die every day from a home fire with another 36 people suffering injuries every day. Fires happen and they happen quickly. A question to ask yourself is, can your family escape in just two minutes after a fire starts? The alert from your smoke or carbon monoxide detector can make all the difference.
The Emergency Management Department is committed to keeping your family is prepared for all types of emergencies. That’s why the department is providing and installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in tribal households at no cost. If you or someone you know is interested in this free service or to receive additional preparedness information please contact Emergency Management Director, Nelson.Andrewsjr@mwtribe-nsn.gov (508) 477-5800 x15 or Emergency Preparedness Specialist Allyssa.Hathaway@mwtribe-nsn.gov (508) 477-5800 x13.