Indiana 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.

Help us Sound the Alarm


In October 2017, Red Cross volunteers will install 100,000 free smoke alarms in high risk neighborhoods nationwide. Sound the Alarm installation and fire safety events will take place in more than 100 communities across the country, providing a lifesaving service in our quest to reduce death and injury from home fires.

In partnership with local fire departments and other groups, we've made hundreds of thousands of households safer in just three years. This lifesaving work is part of our Home Fire Campaign, in response to a sobering statistic-every day, seven people die in home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms.

Join us to Sound the Alarm in Indiana this October as we install thousands of free smoke alarms. Working together in communities across Indiana, the Red Cross, fire departments, businesses, employee groups, nonprofits, neighborhood leaders and others are mobilizing resources and volunteers to stamp out needless fire deaths. Together, we can save lives. Learn more about Sound the Alarm!

Do You Need a Smoke Alarm?

Red Cross volunteers will install free smoke alarms and test existing alarms. The Red Cross also installs specialized bedside alarms for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Request a smoke alarm here

The Red Cross Responds to a Home Fire or Other Disaster Every 8 Minutes.

In Indiana, the Red Cross and its partners have:

Read Stories From People Helped by the Home Fire Campaign

Indiana Red Cross Home Fire Campaign

On February 11, 2015, Johnnie Mae Pannell was awakened by a loud beeping noise.

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Red Cross of Indiana Home Fire Campaign

Michele Geis was alerted by the “Beep, beep, beep, beep” of her home’s smoke alarms.

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How You Can Help

Get Involved and Help Save Lives
1. Volunteer

We need volunteers to help install smoke alarms, complete fire safety checklists and create fire escape plans with local families. To volunteer for the Home Fire Campaign, complete this form.

2. Donate

Prepare, respond and help families recover from home fires.

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Prepare, respond and help families recover from home fires.

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

Thank You To Our Partners


Community Foundation of Elkhart County

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 Indiana region provides installation services in Indiana 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