Northern California Coastal 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.

Do You Need A Smoke Alarm?

Schedule A Smoke Alarm Installation

NEW! For residents in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

If you would like to schedule an appointment for trained Red Cross volunteers to:

  • Install FREE 10-year smoke alarms if no working smoke alarms are present in your home
  • Help your household develop a Family Disaster Plan
  • Provide valuable emergency preparedness tips and information
  • Call us at (510) 595-4573 or schedule a Fire Alarm Installation using this online form.
  • Request your fire installation today!

    Help us Sound the Alarm


    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.

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

    In Northern California Coastal Region over the past three years, the Red Cross and its partners have:

    Get Involved and Help Save Lives

    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 support the Home Fire Campaign.

    Start a Fundraiser

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    Make a donation to support Sound the Alarm.

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    Sound The Alarm. Save A Life. Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteers Needed
    More than 90 percent of our total workforce is composed of volunteers. We rely on local residents like you to carry out our humanitarian work in your community. If you would like to volunteer as a part of the Home Fire Campaign, please fill out the following form, contact us at, and we will give you information on the next event in your area.

    Sound The Alarm. Save A Life. Fundraising Opportunities

    Other Board Member fundraisers can be found here
    Tiffany Fundraisers Coming Soon

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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 NCCR 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