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.”