Home Fire Campaign
The Home Fire Campaign (HFC) was launched in October 2014 with an aim to reduce deaths and injuries across the country through free smoke alarm installations and in-home fire safety education. Partnering with local fire departments, community advocacy groups and other non-profits, the American Red Cross offers these free services in high-risk neighborhoods and communities across 50 U.S. States and 6 territories, including Puerto Rico. To learn more about the Home Fire Campaign, including what you can do to help, please visit www.redcross.org/homefires
A life is considered to have been saved by this program when HFC services were provided prior to a home fire, and residents attributed staying safe to the HFC services. Examples of how HFC can save lives include smoke alarms alerting residents to the presence of smoke/fire, or residents following their home fire escape plan to safely evacuate during a fire. The investigation of these cases is led by the Red Cross and supported by local fire departments. These data include the total number of cases, the total number of lives saved, as well as the total number of youth lives saved at the city and state level.
Number of homes where Home Fire Campaign (HFC) services were provided. Services may include a combination of fire escape planning, fire safety and preparedness education, smoke alarm installations, assistive alert device installations and the replacement of smoke alarm batteries.
Total Smoke Alarms Installed
The total number of smoke alarms installed. This includes installation of assistive alert technologies, such as bed shaker devices, for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing (see DHH alarms installed).
DHH Alarms Installed
The total number of assistive alert devices installed for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Fire Escape Plans Made
The total number of home fire escape plans made with residents during home visits.
Fire Safety Checklists
The total number of fire safety checklists reviewed with residents during home visits.
The total number of smoke alarm batteries replaced
HFC Population Served
The total number of individuals served by the Home Fire Campaign.
The total number of youth (aged 17 and under) served by the Home Fire Campaign.
The total number of older adults (aged 65 and older) served by the Home Fire Campaign.