Minnesota 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.

Can your family escape in just 2 minutes? You can keep your family safe with 2 simple steps.

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    Step 1. Practice your 2-minute drill. Make sure your family can safely escape a home fire in under 2 minutes. Use our worksheets (found in the resource links below) to plan and prepare your 2-minute drill today.

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    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.

Do You Need a Smoke Alarm?

  • Request a Smoke Alarm Here
  • Call the Minnesota smoke alarm hotline - (612) 460-3674
  • Text "Alarm" to (844) 811-0100
  • The Red Cross Responds to a Home Fire or Other Disaster Every 8 Minutes.

    In Minnesota, the Red Cross and its partners have:

    Read Stories From People Helped by the Home Fire Campaign


    A year ago Bobbie, Jake, and their young son escaped from a fire that damaged the front of their house and up into the rafters.

    Read their story.

    How You Can Help

    Get Involved and Help Save Lives
    1. Volunteer

    Canvass neighborhoods, install smoke alarms, and help residents make safety plans.

    Get Started!

    2. Partner

    Engage your organization to help implement fire safety programs in your community.

    Learn More

    3. Donate

    Prepare, respond and help families recover from home fires.

    Donate Now

    Prepare, respond and help families recover from home fires.

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

    Would you like more information about the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign?

    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 Minnesota region provides installation services in their region 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.