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Racine & Me: Home Fire Safety, Smart City Update, RCC Shoe Campaign, Kids Making Kicks (8/11/2019)

Racine & Me: Home Fire Safety, Smart City Update, RCC Shoe Campaign, Kids Making Kicks (8/11/2019)

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Home Fire Safety

The Racine Fire Department is teaming up with the American Red Cross for a first of its kind event in the city. Teams will go door-to-door on Saturday, August 17th installing free smoke alarms and educating families about fire safety and the importance of having an escape plan.

Reps from the Red Cross and the fire department talk about the importance of the day and how you can sign up for a free smoke alarm. We also find out how much time you have on average to get out of a house fire, how many fires were in Racine last year, and how the Red Cross helps after the flames. 


Smart City Update

Mayor Cory Mason just announced three big events connected to Racine’s new “Smart City” designation. Learn what’s on tap for the “Smart Cities September Series.”


2019 RCC Shoe Campaign

Kids in Racine are creating shoes just like the pros. Get an inside look at the 2019 Shoe Campaign happening now at the Racine Creative Center. The organizers explain the process the kids go through and what they get out of the workshops. It’s not just about shoes!



Meet The Kids Creating Kicks

Two teenagers who participated in the shoe campaign at the Racine Creative Center show off the shoes they created and the ad campaigns they designed.

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