Massachusetts 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.

Do You Need a Smoke Alarm?

To have smoke alarms installed in your home for free call 1-800-746-3511.

Together we installed 1 million smoke alarms – a major milestone achieved!

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Help save lives in your community.

Every day, seven people die in home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives. The American Red Cross wants to improve the odds and save lives, that’s why we launched our Home Fire Campaign in 2014.

A critical part of the campaign is Sound the Alarm, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. Red Cross volunteers, along with fire departments and other partners canvass at-risk neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms, and providing fire prevention and safety education. In just three years, we’ve accomplished so much, including the installation of more than 1 million smoke alarms and prepared more than 1 million people against home fires through our home visits.

Get Involved

There are several ways you can get involved with Sound the Alarm:
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Volunteer to install smoke alarms in your community.

Volunteer Opportunities Listed Below

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Fundraise to support the Home Fire Campaign.

Start a Fundraiser

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Make a donation to support Sound the Alarm.

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Sound The Alarm. Save A Life. Volunteer Opportunities

Sound the Alarm volunteer events originally scheduled for September/October 2017 will be posted in spring 2018. Check back for updates.

Learn more about volunteering

Sound The Alarm. Save A Life. Fundraising Opportunities

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

In Massachusetts, the Red Cross and its partners have:

Read Stories From People Helped by the Home Fire Campaign

The American Red Cross of Massachusetts coordinated with the Malden Fire Department to install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in area homes April 30, 2016.

Thank You To Our Local Home Fire Partners

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Charles and Carol Peterman

Thank You To Our Sound The Alarm National Sponsors

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1. The Red Cross and its partners will install a limited number of free smoke alarms in your home.

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 Massachusetts Region provides installation services in Massachusetts 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.