Desert To The Sea Home Fire Campaign

The Red Cross is working to reduce death and injury from home fires by 25% by 2020.

American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign

The Home Fire Campaign helps save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes that don't have them, and by educating people about home fire safety.

Help us Sound the Alarm

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This fall, the Red Cross will launch Sound the Alarm, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events nationwide. Volunteers will install 100,000 free smoke alarms in high risk neighborhoods, culminating in the installation of the one millionth smoke alarm!

Since 2014, the Red Cross, in partnership with fire departments and other local groups, has visited homes installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms and providing fire prevention and safety education to prevent needless tragedies. Join us today in helping to save lives.

Get Involved

There are several ways you can get involved with Sound the Alarm:
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Volunteer to install smoke alarms in your community.

Volunteer Opportunities Listed Below

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Fundraise to help Sound the Alarm.

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Make a donation to support the Home Fire Campaign.

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Sound The Alarm. Save A Life. Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer Opportunities

Anyone can register to help and training is provided! Here are the volunteer positions available:

Smoke Alarm Installer— Conduct home visits on installation day to test, replace

and/or install smoke alarms.

Disaster Safety Educator— Provide education to residents on fire safety and local hazards, and assist residents in completing a home fire escape plan.

Documenter/Reporter— Document the services provided during the home visit and complete forms and reports.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, please reach out to the appropriate contact:

  • Orange County: To learn about volunteer opportunities, please contact Madelyn Spiegelberg at (714) 481-5333 or Madelyn.Spiegelberg@redcross.org.
  • Riverside: To learn about volunteer opportunities, please contact Christopher Fielder at (888) 831-0031 ext. 2013 or Christopher.Fielder@redcross.org.
  • San Bernardino: To learn about volunteer opportunities, please contact Christine Villafuerte at (909) 360-5278 or Christine.Villafuerte@redcross.org.
  • Coachella: To learn about volunteer opportunities, please contact Kristen Fitzpatrick at (888) 831-0031 ext. 3005 or Kristen.Fitzpatrick@redcross.org.
  • Upcoming Home Fire Campaign Events

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

    In the Desert To The Sea region, the Red Cross and its partners have:

    Red Cross, Orange County Fire Authority and Community Partners Set Local Smoke Alarm Record

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    In 2016, 175 volunteers from the American Red Cross, Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), the City of Santa Ana, and other community partners installed a record 1,166 free smoke alarms for residents in Santa Ana’s Central City neighborhood.

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    Thank You To Our Sound The Alarm National Sponsors

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    Other Ways To Help

    1. Share Your Red Cross Story

    Share how the Red Cross has helped you when the unexpected happened.

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    2. Partner

    Engage your organization to help implement fire safety programs in your community

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    1. 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 Desert To The Sea 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 RedCross.org (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 redcross.org/homefire.