The Red Cross has launched an effort to reduce deaths and injuries due to home fires. You may qualify for a visit from Red Cross volunteers at your home to check and install smoke alarms, replace alarm batteries, and help you make a plan to improve your household safety in the face of home fires.
To ensure the most effective use of resources, requests will be evaluated on a variety of factors. Priority will be given to residents in zip codes identified as having the highest risk for fire casualties and injuries and to households that do not have working smoke alarms.
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. The Red Cross also installs specialized bedside alarms for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The number of specialized alarms available is limited so please do contact us to be added to the wait list.
The American Red Cross Central Florida Region installs smoke alarms in Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Flagler, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lake, Manatee, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia Counties. If you live outside of this area, please visit RedCross.org or call 1-800-REDCROSS to find your local office.
To request smoke alarms, please complete this form and a Red Cross representative will contact you.
If you are able to purchase and install your own smoke alarm, but would like more information on home fire safety and smoke alarm installation, please visit www.redcross.org/homefire.