Red Cross Install-A-Thon

Red Cross of Rhode Island and Connecticut Smoke Alarm Install Event

Due to a winter storm, the New London event has been moved to Monday, March 20

The Connecticut and Rhode Island Region of the American Red Cross is partnering with communities across Connecticut and Rhode Island for the first ever Red Cross Install-A-Thon with a goal to install 1,200 free smoke alarms. The Install-a-thon is part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries.

A first-of-its-kind event, the Install-A-Thon will take place March 6 – 10 in the following communities across Connecticut and Rhode Island:

* March 6: Torrington, CT

* March 7: Norwalk, CT

* March 8: New Britain, CT

* March 9: Tiverton, RI

* March 20: New London, CT

During the Install-A-Thon, Red Cross workers will be joined by local municipalities, fire departments and community volunteers to visit homes throughout the communities to share fire safety and preparedness information and install free smoke alarms in homes as requested.

Residents of Install-A-Thon cities can schedule a visit by visiting in Connecticut and by visiting in Rhode Island or by calling 877-287-3327 and choosing option 1 on the menu to request a smoke alarm installation in both states.

For those interested in volunteering for the events, please click on the following links:

  • Torrington, CT Monday March 6, 2017
  • Norwalk, CT Tuesday March 7, 2017
  • New Britain, CT Wednesday March 8, 2017
  • Tiverton, RI Thursday March 9, 2017
  • New London, CT Friday March 20, 2017