- Learn how to install and maintain smoke alarms to help protect your loved ones.
- When a smoke alarm goes off, will your family know how to escape? Plan and practice fire escape routes – ideally, two exits from every room.
- Make sure your fire safety and emergency escape plans include the most vulnerable members of your household: children and pets. Follow the links to get specific tips for both.
The Red Cross is committed to teaching people the skills they need to prevent home fires, and helping people recover after a fire happens. At any time of day or night, trained Red Cross volunteers are activated to respond to the scene of home fires and provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected.
All Red Cross disaster assistance is free to those in need because of the generous donations from people like you. Help your neighbors recover from disasters like home fires by making a tax-deductible donation to your local Red Cross.