Home Fire Campaign and Sound The Alarm

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 Insallation

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.

    Stay tuned for more information and make sure to join us to Sound the Alarm on Saturday September 23 – Sunday October 15 as we install thousands of free smoke alarms.

    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.

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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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    Upcoming Events

    Silicon Valley

    Coming soon to a Neighborhood near you.

    Bay Area

    05.27.2017 Richmond & San Pablo

    06.17.2017 East Palo Alto

    07.15.2017 Moss Beach, Mobile Home Park

    07.22.2017 Half Moon Bay Canada Cove Mobile Park

    Central Coast

    05.27.2017 Hollister

    06.24.2017 Marina

    California Northwest

    05.13.2017 Fairground Mobile Homes in American Canyon

    06.17.2017 Vallejo

    06.24.2017 Marin Valley Mobile Home Park in Novato

    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 prepsupportnccr@redcross.org, and we will give you information on the next event in your area.

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    Would you like more information about the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign?

    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 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.