The American Red Cross and its partners have launched an initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25% in five years with the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.
The Red Cross is asking every household in America to join us in taking two simple steps that can save lives: checking or installing smoke alarms and practicing fire drills at home. Join the campaign as a volunteer by contacting your local Red Cross chapter.
On average7peopledie every day from a home fire.
On average36peoplesuffer injuries as a result of home fires every day.
Over$7 billionin property damageoccurs every year.
The Red Cross is joining with fire departments and community groups nationwide to install smoke alarms in neighborhoods at greatest risk for home fires and engage youth in fire education and prevention efforts. The following organizations have endorsed the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign:
- Brethren Disaster Ministries
- Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
- Catholic Charities USA
- Common Voices
- Congressional Fire Services Institute
- Corporation for National and Community Service
- Fire Department Safety Officers Association
- Habitat for Humanity International
- HOPE worldwide
- International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters
- International Association of Fire Fighters
- International Code Council
- Lott Carey
- Meals on Wheels Association of America
- National Association of Hispanic Fire Fighters
- National Association of State Fire Marshals
- National Council of the United States, Society of St. Vincent de Paul Inc.
- National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
- National Fire Protection Association
- National Fire Sprinkler Association
- National Volunteer Fire Council
- Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors
- Points of Light
- Project Paradigm Foundation
- Rebuilding Together
- Society of Fire Protection Engineers
- Team Rubicon
- United States Fire Administration
- Vision 20/20
- YMCA of the USA