Colorado 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.

Can your family escape in just 2 minutes? You can keep your family safe with 2 simple steps.

  1. Stopwatch icon

    Step 1. Practice your 2-minute drill. Make sure your family can safely escape a home fire in under 2 minutes. Use our worksheets (found in the resource links below) to plan and prepare your 2-minute drill today.

  2. Smoke alarm icon

    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.

Do You Need A Smoke Alarm?

You may qualify for Red Cross volunteers to visit your home to install smoke alarms, change batteries and help you make your emergency plan. Sign up for an appointment.

How You Can Help - Get Involved!


The Home Fire Campaign is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for groups and individuals. Help save lives by visiting homes to install smoke alarms and educate residents about fire safety.

Sign Up To Volunteer

Safeguard Your Loved Ones

Home fires are the most common disaster. Seven times a day in the U.S. someone dies in a home fire. They can strike any home, anywhere. Take these simple steps to help prevent home fires and prepare your loved ones to escape safely.

Get Prepared

Find Out More

Read more about the program, its goals, and how you can get involved.

Find Out More

Donate Now

Prepare, respond and help families recover from home fires.

$10.00 is the minimum online donation amount. All donations are tax deductible.

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 Colorado and Wyoming region provides installation services in their reion 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