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Home Fire Campaign Helps Save 26 Lives in First Year

  • Home Fire Campaign
  • Home Fire Campaign
  • Home Fire Campaign
  • Home Fire Campaign
Seven people lose their lives every day in a home fire.

In just one year, the American Red Cross’ nationwide Home Fire Campaign is credited with saving at least 26 lives. More than 63,000 families are safer thanks to the smoke alarms and safety education they received in their homes from Red Cross volunteers, firefighters and other community partners. And more than 311,000 children have learned to be safer in emergencies from Red Cross volunteers and apps.

“Seven people lose their lives every day in a home fire,” said Russ Paulsen, Executive Director of Community Preparedness for the Red Cross. “Even one death is tragic. Working with our partners, we can reach more families, install life-saving smoke alarms in their homes and teach fire safety.”

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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