Prevent Home Fires

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The American Red Cross of Central Florida responds to an average of 3 disasters a day – 93 percent of which are home fires. The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign is committed to reducing the number of fire deaths and serious injuries in the United States by 25 percent by 2020.

“We are so grateful for the support of our donors and the community volunteers powering our Home Fire Campaign. Every day, Red Cross volunteers step onto a family’s doorstep in the moments after they have suffered a fire to help them through one of the worst times in their life. This campaign puts us on that doorstep before the unthinkable happens in the hopes that we can give them the tools to know how to safely survive and prevent the larger tragedy you can never fully recover from: the loss of a loved one. We know we’re doing something important- every escape plan we write and every alarm we install has the real potential to save lives”. - Central Florida Red Cross Chief Executive Officer, Linda Jorge Carbone.

Here are 5 ways for you to get involved:

Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

Volunteer

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.


Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

Get Smoke Alarms

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.


Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

Donate

By supporting Disaster Relief through the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, you help provide families with the tools and information they need to prevent and prepare for home fires. Your gift will also provide the Red Cross with the critical resources needed to respond and assist families devastated by disasters including home fires.


Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

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. Take these simple steps to help prevent home fires and prepare your loved ones to escape safely. Get Prepared


Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

Find Out More

The American Red Cross and its partners have launched an initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25 percent in five years with the Home Fire Campaign. Read more about the program and how you can get involved.