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  • 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.
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  • 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.


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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 2025. To date the Red Cross has:
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Visited 53 cities and towns in our region

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Replaced 290 smoke alarm batteries

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Reached 5,257 children and youth with important preparedness information

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Conducted 11,841 in-home visits

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Created 6,116 evacuation plans

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Installed more than 29,765 smoke alarms


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