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Prevent Home Fires

The American Red Cross and its partners have launched an initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25% in five years with the Home Fire Campaign.

The Red Cross is asking every household in America to join us in taking two simple steps that can save lives: checking or installing smoke alarms and practicing fire drills at home. Join the campaign as a volunteer by contacting your local Red Cross chapter.
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Important Resources

Download Fire Safety Resources

Use our Home Fire Safety Checklist to reduce the risk of fire in your home. Use these worksheets to plan and practice home fire drills:

  • Begin Your Escape Plan
  • Single Family Home
  • Multi-Family Home
  • High-Rise Apartment Complex
  • Request a Pillowcase Project Presentation

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

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    Volunteer in Your Community

    There are many ways you can volunteer with us in your local community. Search now for opportunities to volunteer.

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    Get the Free Game for Kids

    A new, free mobile app from the Red Cross! Follow Chad, Olivia and all the monsters as they teach your kids (aged 7-11) how to prepare for real-life emergencies in a fun and engaging game.

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    Make a Donation

    Every 8 minutes, day or night, we’re there. We can’t do it without you.

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    Visit our Home Fire Safety page to learn more about preparing for, responding to, and recovering after a home fire.

    Our Partners in Home Fire Prevention

    The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign is made possible through the generous support of the following corporate and foundation supporters:

    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.

    Are you home fire safety savvy?

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