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Western North Carolina 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?

Together we installed 1 million smoke alarms – a major milestone achieved!

Help save lives in your community.

Every day, seven people die in home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives. The American Red Cross wants to improve the odds and save lives, that’s why we launched our Home Fire Campaign in 2014.

A critical part of the campaign is Sound the Alarm, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. Red Cross volunteers, along with fire departments and other partners canvass at-risk neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms, and providing fire prevention and safety education. In just three years, we’ve accomplished so much, including the installation of more than 1 million smoke alarms and prepared more than 1 million people against home fires through our home visits.

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

Start a Fundraiser

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Make a donation to support the Home Fire Campaign.

Donate Now

Sound The Alarm. Save A Life. Volunteer Opportunities

Sound The Alarm. Save A Life. Fundraising Opportunities

Find your local board fundraiser here
Find Tiffany Fundraisers Here

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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 North Carolina, the Red Cross and its partners have:

Can your family escape in just 2 minutes? You can keep your family safe with 2 simple steps.

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    Step 1. Practice your 2-minute drill. Make sure your family can safely escape a home fire in under 2 minutes. Use our worksheets (found in the resource links below) to plan and prepare your 2-minute drill today.

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    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.

Thank you to our Partners!

Thank You To Our Sound The Alarm National Sponsors

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