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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.


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. To date in the Northern California Coastal Area we have:
Red Cross Home Fire Campaign - Stats

Installed 990 smoke alarms

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign - Stats 6

Visited 402 homes in the region

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign - Stats 2

Created 271 evacuation plans

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign - Stats 4

3,068 youth educated on preparedness via PillowcaseProject

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign - Stats 3

Reached 1,041 residents with preparedness information

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign - Stats 5

Replaced 78 smoke alarm batteries


Upcoming Installation Events

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 Bay Area 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.

Silicon Valley

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Bay Area

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Central Coast

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California Northwest

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View the photos of past Home Fire Preparedness Campaign events

Silicon Valley

05.07.16 Hill Haven Mobile Park and Acacia Mobile Park in Morgan Hill

01.16.16 Wagon Wheel Mobile Village in Gilroy

12.05.15 Mountain Springs Mobile Home Park in San Jose

05.09.15 Golden Wheel Mobile Home Park, San Jose

03.07.15 South Bay Mobile Home Park, Berryessa District, San Jose

Bay Area

01.23.16 Bayview Neighborhood, San Francisco

11.7.15 East Palo Alto

8.1.15 Alameda Point Collaborative, Alameda

7.25.15 San Francisco Chinatown Part 2

6.27.15 San Francisco Chinatown Part 1

4.25.15 Carquinez Highlands Mobile Home Park, Vallejo

4.25.15 Le Mar Trailer Park and Redwood City Mobile Home Park, Redwood City

2.14.15 Mission District, 20th to 24th streets, San Francisco

1.19.15 Eastmont Neighborhood, Oakland

Central Coast

02.20.16 Fairview Mobile Home Manor, Hollister

10.17.15 Villa Hermosa Neighborhood, Hollister

05.30.15 Holm Road and Freedom Blvd., Watsonville

04.25.15 Rio Plaza Mobile Home Estates, Kings City

03.28.15 Lupin Drive, Salinas

02.28.15 Lazy Wheel Mobile Home Park, Seaside/Marina

01.17.15 Marina

California Northwest

01.23.16 Ocean West Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, McKinleyville

10.24.15 Kenilworth Apartments, Petaluma

07.25.15 Creekside Apartments and Ignacio Condominiums, Novato

03.28.15 Blue Spruce Mobile Home Park, Sonoma

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