Across the nation, someone is killed by a home fire every 2.5 hours. This is unacceptable. Simply by having a working smoke alarm, the chances of surviving a fire increase by 50 percent. 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.
You can dramatically increase your odds of surviving a home fire by having the Red Cross install free smoke alarms in your home and help you make an evacuation plan. It's easy. Simply fill out this form, and we will contact you and arrage for a time to have a Red Cross staff member or volunteer come to your home and install the alarms.