Use this Home Fire Escape Plan worksheet to plan your evacuation and practice it at least twice a year as a family.
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.
That is why we launched the Home Fire Campaign, which aims to reduce the number of fire-related deaths and injuries by 25 percent by 2020. To date in Connecticut we have:
As part of the Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign, we have been going out to communities across our region to install free smoke alarms and provide emergency preparedness education to residents. Our region had the opportunity to witness the importance of this campaign first hand during our tremendously successful 9/11 Day of Service in Hartford and Willimantic. Around 200 Red Crossers came out to help install more than 655 smoke alarms in the community during that weekend in September. It was an inspiring day for all of us to help provide education and resources to those who need it the most.