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

That is why we launched the Home Fire Campaign, which aims to reduce the number of fire-related deaths and injuries by 25 percent by 2020. In the last fiscal year alone in the New Hampshire-Vermont Region we have:

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign - Stats 6

Visited 152 cities and towns in our region.

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign Stats

Reached 1,985 Youth with preparedness information

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign - Stats

Conducted 570 in-home visits

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign - Stats

Created 531 evacuation plans

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign - Stats

Installed more than 1832 smoke alarms

Los Angeles Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

1,444 people served

Los Angeles Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

20 partner group volunteers


Smoke Alarm Installation Request

Test Your Home Fire Knowledge

Learn More About The Red Cross Home Fire Campaign

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