Across the nation, someone is killed by a home fire every 2.5 hours. This is unacceptable. A working smoke alarm reduces one’s chances of dying in a fire by nearly half. Still, statistics show that only 20 percent of families realize home fires are the single-most common type of disaster, or that they only have two minutes to escape once a smoke alarms goes off.
The Red Cross is committed to reducing deaths and injuries from home fires by 25 percent in the next five years by installing 5,000 free smoke alarms in homes throughout the region each year. This requires a team of volunteers. Join us.
We will provide you with all the tools and training you need.