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 Georgia we have:
The Georgia region is hosting fire safety events throughout the Fall to help families prepare for and prevent home fires. We need volunteers to help install smoke alarms, complete fire safety checklists and create fire escape plans with local families.
In the largest corporate volunteer event of its kind for Atlanta Red Cross, nearly 200 Crawford & Company employees and members of the City of Smyrna Fire Department partnered to install 500 smoke alarms and help families in at-risk Smyrna neighborhoods develop home fire escape plans. Teams of four knocked on doors in a large neighborhood of about 800 homes and installed smoke alarms for families in need tested and replaced dead batteries in working smoke alarms. This effort is part of a multi-year Red Cross Home Fire Campaign to reduce fire deaths and injuries nationwide by 25 percent. With the help of local fire departments and partners like Crawford, the national Campaign has already saved 26 lives and installed more than 125,000 alarms in 2,400 communities. Heartfelt thanks to everyone for your hard work on behalf of the ongoing #homefirecampaign to save more lives in metro Atlanta!