Western & Central 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

Every year, the American Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters – the vast majority of which are home fires. And tragically, seven people die in home fires each day, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. 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. Learn more about our work.

Do You Need a Smoke Alarm?

In partnership with local fire departments, community groups and corporate supporters, we are offering FREE smoke alarms to residents in need and providing fire preparedness education to hundreds of local families through our ongoing Home Fire Campaign.

Request a smoke alarm here

Help us Sound the Alarm

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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 help Sound the Alarm.

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Make a donation to support the Home Fire Campaign.

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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.

Whether providing relief to families affected by home fires or installing smoke alarms to help prevent fire-related deaths and injuries, the work of the Red Cross is done almost entirely by volunteers.

To learn more about volunteering with the Red Cross as a disaster responder, download this brochure or begin an online application. (When prompted, enter your home zip code and choose “Disaster Services” as your area of interest.)

To get involved with the Home Fire Campaign as a community canvasser, smoke alarm installer and/or fire safety educator, please click here or sign up for an upcoming event above.

Sound The Alarm. Save A Life. Fundraising Opportunities

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Get Involved and Help Save Lives

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

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

In Western & Central New York, the Red Cross and its partners have:

Read Stories From People Helped by the Home Fire Campaign

Red Cross of Western - Central New York Home Fire Story

The Red Cross Home Fire Campaign helped saved the life of Miriam Martinez and the other residents of an apartment complex.

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Thank You To Our Sound The Alarm National Sponsors

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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 Western-Central New York region provides installation services in Western-Central New York 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.