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Home Fire Campaign

  • Did You Know?

    Children under five are almost one and a half times as likely to die in a home fire when compared to all other youth.
    Home Fire Campaign
  • Did You Know?

    Families have as little as two minutes to safely escape a burning home.
    Home Fire Campaign
  • Did You Know?

    A working smoke alarm can double a person’s chances of surviving a home fire.

    Home Fire Campaign

You and your family can prevent and prepare for a home fire with two simple steps:

Step 1
Practice fire drills at home.

Use this Home Fire Escape Plan worksheet to plan your evacuation and practice it at least twice a year as a family.

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.

The Red Cross Responds to a Home Fire or Other Disaster Every 8 Minutes

That is why we launched the Home Fire Campaign, which aims to reduce the number of fire-related deaths and injuries by 25 percent by 2020. To date in Alaska we have:
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3,610 students educated with the Pillowcase Preparedness Program to date

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign - Stats

Installed more than 343 smoke alarms.

Local Story

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October 16th 2015

Members of our South Central Disaster Action Team responded to a structure fire in South Anchorage. Our services were not needed immediately, so we seized the opportunity to: Treat every public interaction as a public service, public education, public relations and recruitment opportunity.

We knocked on doors and spoke with nearby residents to discuss home fire safety, left families with preparedness materials and even made future engagement to reach youth in classrooms.

This day was an in service day for Anchorage School District, so we were lucky to catch these students at home with their parents and educate them about how to stay safe.

Our Commitment:

Door-to-door installation of FREE smoke alarms, completion of a home-safety checklist and provide education on and help to plan home fire exit drill.

We appreciate the time and interest of our neighbors to prepare and collaborate.

If you would like to lean more or get involved, please contact your nearest Alaska Red Cross office. Statewide contact information can be found here.

Learn more about our Home Fire campaign.

Upcoming Installation Events


Need a smoke alarm yourself? Request your own smoke alarm install here.

The Red Cross and its partners will install a limited number of free smoke alarms for those who cannot afford to purchase smoke alarms or for those who are physically unable to install a smoke alarm.
2. The Red Cross installs a limited number of specialized bedside alarms for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
3. A number of organizations are partnering with the Red Cross to accomplish the goals of our Home Fire Campaign. Depending on where you live and other factors, it is possible that we will forward your request to one of our partner organizations so they can contact you to set up an appointment.
4. The Alaska region provides installation services in their region only. If you live outside of this area and would like to identify your local region office, please visit (or call 1-800-REDCROSS).
5. If you are able to purchase and install your own smoke alarm, but would like information on home fire safety and smoke alarm installation, please visit

Home Fire Campaign Partners


A gift of any size supports all of the urgent humanitarian needs of the American Red Cross. For more information visit