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.


Upcoming Events

We’re working with local fire departments, community groups and corporate supporters across Eastern New York to help families prepare for and prevent home fires. You can help!
Regional Home Fire Campaign

Join us at an upcoming Home Fire Campaign event in your area:

  • Saturday, March 18 - Argyle (call 518-694-5121 for more information)
  • Saturday, March 25 - Catskill (call 845-471-0200 for more information)
  • Saturday, March 25 - Albany (call 518-694-5121 for more information)
  • Saturday, April 8 – Oneonta (click here for more information)
  • Saturday, May 6 – Watertown (click here for more information)

To request a visit from a Home Fire Campaign team that can install free smoke alarms in your home, please click 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 Eastern New York 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.

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

Los Angeles Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

Conducted more than 1,500 in-home visits

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign - Stats

Installed more than 4,300 smoke alarms

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign - Stats 2

Created more than 1,500 fire escape plans

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign - Stats 6

Visited homes in nearly 200 cities and towns

Nebraska Southwest Iowa Red Cross Home Fire Campaign

Served more than 4,100 people

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign - Stats 4

Educated nearly 1,000 youth


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