Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

  • Maine - Home Fire Preparedness Campaign
The American Red Cross in Maine is joining forces with the State Fire Marshal, local fire departments, and community partners on a five-year initiative to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by 25 percent.

The Home Fire Preparedness Campaign encourages Mainers to check or install smoke alarms in their homes, and to develop and practice an emergency escape plan.

When fire strikes, you have about two minutes to escape a burning building. A working alarm reduces the chance of you dying in a fire by nearly half, and an escape plan ensures your family will know the best way out of the house and where to meet once outside.

Learn More at redcross.org/homefires

Volunteers needed
As part of our Home Fire Preparedness Campaign, Red Cross-led teams are canvassing neighborhoods around the state. During these visits, we help families develop escape plans, check their smoke alarms, and install new alarms (free of charge) where needed.

Much of the work of the Red Cross is done by our team of trained volunteers, and we’re always looking for good people to help.

Current Volunteers

Sign up for a Home Fire Preparedness Campaign shift through Volunteer Connection.

Prospective volunteers

Begin your career as a Red Cross volunteer by joining one of our Home Fire Preparedness Campaign teams.

Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

If you’re part of a group or organization that would like to partner with us on the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign, contact MeVolunteer@RedCross.org