Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

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Home fires are the most common disaster. Seven times a day in the U.S. someone dies in a home fire. Every 40 minutes an injury from a fire is reported.

You can make a difference by taking steps to protect yourself and your loved ones and by joining the Red Cross to reach out in your local community.

The American Red Cross and its partners have launched an initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25% in five years with the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.

Here’s what you can do:
  • Install and check smoke alarms.
  • Have and practice an escape plan.
  • Volunteer on a Red Cross outreach team to spread education and install smoke alarms.
Click Here to read more about specific steps you can take to prevent home fires and improve your safety.

A cornerstone of the Red Cross five-year campaign is installing/checking smoke alarms and providing safety education in neighborhoods determined to be at risk for home fires. Data show that having a working smoke alarm can double someone’s chance of surviving a fire.

Wyoming includes a variety of communities, from cities to rural areas to mountain towns. Recognizing this variety, we are tailoring our Home Fire Preparedness outreach to each community. In places like Cheyenne and Laramie, volunteers will be canvassing door-to-door to install smoke alarms, check existing alarms and educate residents about fire safety – including making and practicing an escape plan. if you or your group would like to volunteer, please fill out this volunteer form or contact Cindi Shank at Cindi.Shank@redcross.org or (307) 689-0886.

You may qualify for a free home-visit and smoke alarm installation
Red Cross volunteers will be visiting various neighborhoods in Central Wyoming on specific dates throughout the year to install smoke alarms, change batteries and provide fire safety education. If you can not afford smoke alarms and live in one of the areas being targeted, you may qualify for a free home visit.

In August and September 2015, these visits will occur in the Casper area. If you live in the Casper area and would like to request a home visit, make an appoitment online at http://redcross.setmore.com/ or by calling 307-439-4167.

If you are interested in supporting home fire prevention and preparedness or helping the Red Cross help people who have lost everything to home fires, please considering donating through our Give What Fire Takes page or call 1-800-REDCROSS.
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 Los Angeles region provides installation services in their 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.