Home Fire Prevention

  • Red Cross North Texas Home Fire Prevention

Are Your Protected?

Home fires are the biggest disaster threat in the county.

Here in North Texas, the American Red Cross responds to an average of six local disasters every single day, the great majority of which are home fires!

Unlike many other disasters however, homes fire can be prevented.
Reduce Your Risk
Your home may be full of fire hazards that you aren’t aware of. From your kitchen stove, to a romantic candle, to festive holiday lights, common household items can turn dangerous very quickly. Our Fire Safety Fact Sheets will help you learn to use them more safely – or decide that some items simply aren’t worth the risk.

Create a Home Fire Plan to Survive
The most important things to save in a fire are lives: you, your family and your pets. And the first step is knowing that a fire is occuring. The Red Cross Helps - and So Can You
The Red Cross is committed to teaching people the skills they need to prevent home fires, and helping people recover after a fire happens. At any time of day or night, trained Red Cross volunteers are activated to respond to the scene of home fires and provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected.

All Red Cross disaster assistance is free to those in need because of the generous donations from people like you. Help your neighbors recover from disasters like home fires by making a Tax-Deductible Donation.
Please note: 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 North Texas Region provides installation services in the North Texas 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.