Join the Home Fire Campaign!

Seven times a day, in the United States, someone dies in a home fire. Even more frequently, American Red Cross volunteers provide help to families who have lost everything due to a devastating fire. Today, it is more important than ever to join together and save lives. With regular Home Fire Campaign events, our goal within the next five years is to reduce the number of fire related deaths and injuries by 25 percent.

During Home Fire Campaign events, teams of three volunteers canvass pre-selected neighborhoods to provide home fire safety information to local residents, help families create a working fire escape plan and install free smoke alarms. Events generally run from 8 am – 3 pm on Saturdays. Many volunteers sign up to help out on their own or with school clubs, community groups and professional organizations. Breakfast and Lunch is provided and new friends are guaranteed!

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.

First Time Volunteering for the Home Fire Campaign?

We can’t wait to see you at an installation event soon! In the meantime, if you want to learn more about our Home Fire Campaign events, just watch this video about Home Fire Campaign volunteers in action. You can also familiarize yourself about smoke alarm installations and fire safety by watching these: Home Visit Safety Training, Educator Training or Installer Training.