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Join the Home Fire Campaign

Your help is needed to reduce death and injury from home fires by 25% by 2020.

What is the Home Fire Campaign?


Each year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters, the vast majority of which are home fires. So we set a goal to reduce fire-related deaths and injuries in the US by 25% by 2020.

On average:

  • 7 people die every day from a home fire, most impacting children and the elderly
  • 36 people suffer injuries as a result of home fires every day
  • Over $7 billion in property damage occurs every year
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      Sound the Alarm. Save a Life.
      Help to install 100,000 free smoke alarms in high-risk neighborhoods nationwide this spring. Join us to Sound the Alarm >

    Our Progress So Far

    Launched in 2014, the Home Fire Campaign has already accomplished so much


    5 Ways to Get Involved

    Help save lives


    1. Get Prepared at Home

    Learn how to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover after a home fire.

    Get started

    2. Teach Fire Safety in Your Classroom

    The Pillowcase Project is a preparedness education program for grades 3 – 5, which teaches students about personal and family preparedness, local hazards, and basic coping skills.

    Request a Pillowcase Project presentation

    3. Volunteer to Help Others

    Join your local Red Cross to install smoke alarms, educate your community about fire safety, or help others after a fire.

    Learn more about volunteering

    4. Make a Donation

    Help families prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from home fires.

    Donate now

    5. Sound the Alarm. Save a life.

    You can help this spring by installing free smoke alarms in your community.

    Learn more about Sound the Alarm

    Our Partners in Home Fire Prevention

    The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign is made possible through the generous support from the following corporations and foundations:


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    Members of our Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) and Disaster Responder Program make annual commitments which enable the Red Cross to help communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters – like home fires – anytime and anywhere. Year after year, we continue to rely on their support to fulfill our mission.

    The Red Cross is joining with fire departments and community groups nationwide to install smoke alarms in neighborhoods at greatest risk for home fires and engage youth in fire education and prevention efforts.

    Donate Now

    Prepare, respond and help families recover from home fires.

    $10.00 is the minimum online donation amount. All donations are tax deductible.