Join the Home Fire Campaign
The American Red Cross and our partners need your help as we work 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.
Can your family escape in just 2 minutes? You can keep your family safe with 2 simple steps.
Step 1. Practice your 2-minute drill. Make sure your family can safely escape a home fire in under 2 minutes. Use our worksheets (found in the resource links below) to plan and prepare your 2-minute drill today.
Step 2. Test your smoke alarms monthly. Make sure you and your family are alerted as soon as a fire is detected. If the smoke alarm isn't working, change the batteries.
Our Progress So Far
Launched in 2014, the Home Fire campaign has already accomplished so much
Hear from people helped by the Home Fire Campaign
Lynn Sentoni - Redwood City, CA
"I am very thankful for all of the help from everybody that I received. I am alive, doing OK and getting back on my feet."
5 Ways to Get Involved
Help solve America's biggest disaster threat
1. Get Prepared at Home
Visit our Home Fire Safety page to learn more about preventing, preparing for, responding to, and recovering after a home fire.
2. Learn About Fire Safety with 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.
3. Volunteer to Help Others
Your local Red Cross may need volunteers to install smoke alarms, educate your community about fire safety, or help others after a fire.
5. Spread the Word
Urge your loved ones to take 2 simple steps to reduce the risk from home fire: checking or installing smoke alarms, and practicing fire drills at home. Share this page today!
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:
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.