CINCINNATI — Petermann Bus, a leading provider in student transportation, partnered with the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the American Red Cross for the “A Cause for Alarms: Mega Blitz 2017” event.
More than 600 volunteers were transported by Petermann to nine neighborhoods in the greater Cincinnati area, installing about 1,000 smoke alarms for families in need. Petermann donated 12 buses and driver time to transport the American Red Cross staff and volunteers.
“Smoke alarms—especially when combined with an escape plan—really do save lives,” said Trish Smitson, chief executive officer for American Red Cross. “We’re pleased to have partnered with such a safe, reliable company as Petermann Bus to transport volunteers, who made this event a success.”
“Petermann is built on five core values: safety, people, customer, community and excellence. Partnering with the American Red Cross for the A Cause for Alarms event embodies all that we stand for,” said James Ring, region manager for Petermann. “Their efforts are truly remarkable, and we’re proud we were able to partner with them for this event.”
A Cause for Alarms is part of a larger effort by the Red Cross to eliminate home fire tragedies by installing free smoke alarms in area homes. In addition to large events such as A Cause for Alarms, the Red Cross regularly canvasses neighborhoods throughout the Tri-State area, and installs alarms in homes of those who request them.
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Durham School Services, Stock Transportation, Petermann Bus and National Express Transit Corporation, make up National Express LLC, headquartered in Warrenville, Ill. As a leader in transit and student transportation, National Express is committed to exceptional safety, outstanding customer service and positive employee relations. Our North American companies operate 23,000 buses and serve over 500 partners in 38 states and four provinces.