Eastern New York 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?

  • Request a Smoke Alarm Here
  • Call our Home Fire Campaign hotline – (518) 694-5121
  • Help us Sound the Alarm


    This spring, the Red Cross will launch Sound the Alarm, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events nationwide. Volunteers will install 100,000 free smoke alarms in high risk neighborhoods, culminating in the installation of the one millionth smoke alarm!

    Since 2014, the Red Cross, in partnership with fire departments and other local groups, has visited homes installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms and providing fire prevention and safety education to prevent needless tragedies. Join us today in helping to save lives.

    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.

    Questions? Contact Velvet Linville at (518) 694-5102 or email velvet.linville@redcross.org

    Sound The Alarm. Save A Life. Fundraising Opportunities

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

    In Eastern New York, the Red Cross and its partners have:

    The Home Fire Campaign In Action

    American Red Cross volunteer and board member Liz Peters talks about her experience installing smoke alarms for local families during a Home Fire Campaign event in the City of Schenectady this Fall.

    Thank You To Our Sound The Alarm National Sponsors


    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.