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Home Fire Campaign

  • Did You Know?

    Children under five are almost one and a half times as likely to die in a home fire when compared to all other youth.
    Home Fire Campaign
  • Did You Know?

    Families have as little as two minutes to safely escape a burning home.
    Home Fire Campaign
  • Did You Know?

    A working smoke alarm can double a person’s chances of surviving a home fire.

    Home Fire Campaign

You and your family can prevent and prepare for a home fire with two simple steps:

Step 1
Practice fire drills at home.

Use this Home Fire Escape Plan worksheet to plan your evacuation and practice it at least twice a year as a family.

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.


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

Maine Red Cross Home Fire Campaign

The American Red Cross responds to approximately 300 fires in Maine each year, providing financial assistance for food, clothing, and emergency shelter. The region has ramped up our prevention efforts, and is taking our fire safety message to the cities and towns of the Pine Tree State. Teams of volunteers are going door-to-door in targeted neighborhoods, meeting with residents, sharing fire safety tips, and installing free smoke alarms where needed.

The fire safety campaign relies on the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, who come from businesses, schools, community groups, and more. These individuals and teams help spread the fire safety message, and help keep our communities safe.

Volunteer to Install Smoke Alarms and Help Save Lives!

Volunteer to Install Smoke Alarms and Help Save Lives!

The Maine Region is hosting regular fire safety events throughout the year to help families prepare for and prevent home fires. We need volunteers to help install smoke alarms, complete fire safety checklists and create fire escape plans with local families.

Need a smoke alarm yourself? Request your own smoke alarm install here.

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 Maine Region provides installation services in Maine only. If you live outside of this area and would like to identify your local region office, please visit RedCross.org (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 redcross.org/homefire.

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A gift of any size supports all of the urgent humanitarian needs of the American Red Cross. For more information visit redcross.org/local/me