Be Prepared for Home Fires


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You and your family can prevent and prepare for a home fire with two simple steps:


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Step 1


Practice fire drills at home.

Use this Home Fire Escape Plan worksheet to plan your evacuation and practice it at least twice a year as a family.

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Step 2


Test your smoke alarms monthly.

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.

Get Involved



The Red Cross Responds to a Home Fire or Other Disaster Every 8 Minutes


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 Greater New York we have:


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1,900 cities and towns across the US active in the campaign


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438 ineffective smoke alarm batteries replaced


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5,214 young people educated on vital preparedness lessons


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Prepared 500 families


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Created 200 evacuation plans


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Installed 5000 smoke alarms


A gift of any size supports all of the urgent humanitarian needs of the American Red Cross. Fore more information visit redcross.org/ny/new-york