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Los Angeles 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.


Upcoming Installation Events

Regional Home Fire Campaign

Volunteer to Install Smoke Alarms and Help Save lives!

The Los Angeles Region is hosting fire safety events to help families prepare for and prevent home fires. We need volunteers to help install smoke alarms, complete fire safety checklists and create fire escape plans with local families.

Sign up for one of these events by clicking on the link below:

  • Saturday, January 21, (Pacoima)
  • Saturday, January 21(South San Gabriel)
  • Saturday, January 28 (Compton)
  • Saturday, January 28 (Hungtington Park)
  • Saturday, February 11 (LA - Westlake/Pico Union)
  • Saturday, February 18 (La Puente)
  • Saturday, February 18 (Cerritos)
  • If you would like to request a smoke alarm installation please click here.

    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 Los Angeles 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.

    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. Since October, 2014, we have:
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    Visited 63 cities and towns in our region

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    Reached 13,901 youth with preparedness information

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    Conducted 5,269 in-home visits

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    Created 3,893 evacuation plans

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    Installed more than 12,534 smoke alarms

    Los Angeles Home Fire Campaign

    3,624 volunteers attended

    Los Angeles Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

    17,613 people served

    Los Angeles Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

    1,888 partner volunteers

    Los Angeles Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

    7,774 homes canvassed


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    Los Angeles Home Fire Campaign

    Kidde Helps Red Cross Prevent Home Fires Deaths and Injuries

    The Red Cross Los Angeles Region would like to thank Kidde for donating a total of 2,000 smoke alarms to the Red Cross Los Angeles since 2015.

    This generous donation is helping the Red Cross save lives in some of L.A.’s most vulnerable communities as part of a the Red Cross Home Fire Prevention Campaign. The Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness efforts aim to reduce home fire deaths and injuries across the nation by 25 percent over the next five years. On average home fires occur two to three times a day in the Los Angeles area.

    "Kidde is proud to work with the American Red Cross to install working smoke alarms and reduce fire-related fatalities here and across the country," said Chris Rovenstine, vice president of sales and marketing, Kidde. "Community programs like the Home Fire Campaign help to save lives from fire and smoke dangers and that meshes perfectly with Kidde's mission."

    On Oct. 17, Kidde announced that the American Red Cross will receive a gift of more than 26,000 smoke alarms with sealed 10-year lithium batteries from Kidde valued at $500,000 to support the Home Fire Campaign.

    “Installing smoke alarms cuts the risk of someone dying from a home fire in half, so it's important for us to ensure families are safe from one of the nation's most preventable disasters—home fires," said Jarrett Barrios. "We're thankful for companies like Kidde as we work together to help protect people and their property from fires."

    Photo: On Oct. 17, Scott Will, Kidde Merchandising Manager-Pro Direct/E-Commerce (second from right) joined Red Cross Los Angeles Region CEO Jarrett Barrios and Compton community members in kicking off a Home Fire Preparedness Campaign in Compton. Photo by Mimi Teller.

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    A gift of any size supports all of the urgent humanitarian needs of the American Red Cross. For more information visit redcross.org/ca/los-angeles.