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The biggest disaster threats to American families aren’t floods, hurricanes or tornadoes – home fires are. A home fire can strike anywhere, anytime, devastating families. But together, we are changing that.
Working with fire departments and other partners, volunteers deploy as teams into the neighborhood to install free 10-year smoke alarms and replace smoke alarm batteries. These events are outdoor canvassing events, so please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Volunteers may serve as a smoke alarm installer, educator or documenter for this event.
No experience needed; training will be provided at the event as well as a light breakfast and snacks. Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to participate.
Children under 18 must complete the Parental Consent Form. Children under age 12 are welcome to stay with their parents, but cannot enter residential homes.
To request a FREE smoke alarm installation or battery check, please fill out this request form. You must live in Prince William, Loudoun, Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, DC, Montgomery or Prince George’s county.
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 American Red Cross in the National Capital Region provides installation services in The National Capital 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.