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Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

Home Fire Preparedness Campaign
Six times per day, someone dies from a home fire in the United States. Injuries due to home fires occur every 90 seconds.

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Locations: Over the course of the 5-year campaign, we will focus on different communities so that we can successfully meet the needs of everyone in Northern Nevada

  • Six times per day, someone dies from a home fire in the United States. Injuries due to home fires occur every 90 seconds. Per year injuries and deaths related to home fires account for more than Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy combined.
  • A fire department is called to a home fire almost 1,000 times a day.
  • Sadly, the numbers have remained about the same over the past 20 years.
  • "On average, over 20 people die in Nevada each year from fires. Home fires affect everyone…and the impact on the young and the old is especially significant. On behalf of all firefighters, we stand united in support of the Red Cross campaign to save lives and reduce injuries caused by home fires.” Peter J. Mulvihill, P.E. Chief, Nevada State Fire Marshal

    To make a change in these devastating numbers, the American Red Cross 5-year Home Fire Preparedness Campaign is intended to reduce the number of deaths and injuries due to fire in the U.S. by 25 percent.

    SIGN UP YOUR HOME!

    The Red Cross will install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors at no charge to the resident in cooperation with local fire departments, community partners, and Red Cross volunteers. Volunteers will also conduct in-home visits to help families make a plan and get a preparedness kit put together. Sign your home up today. The Red Cross will be in your neighborhood soon.

    VOLUNTEER

    You, your family, your organization, or your company employee team can help save lives by participating in the initiative to install smoke alarms and educate residents about fire safety.

    Questions? Please contact: Kelly.Boyd2@redcross.org