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Throughout America a reoccurring national event, called “Sound the Alarm”, takes place between April 28th and May 13th. This year, DB Schenker employees partnered with employees from the American Red Cross, Florida Power and Light, and Miami Dade Fire and Rescue in order to participate in the event and make a difference within the community. The DB Schenker team included Philippe Gilbert, Americas CEO, Marta Ramirez, Americas CHRO, Brent Blake, Americas CFO and many enthusiastic, caring, employees from the Miami Regional Head Office and other branch sites.
The objectives of the activity were to educate families about fire safety, assist in setting up fire escape routes for each home and, to install free smoke alarms in residential houses. Each year, an average of seven people dies every day due to a home fire. The team at DB Schenker decided to make a difference and push limits. At the end of the half-day event the team visited over 200 homes and installed more than 150 smoke alarms!