As we get ready to ring in the New Year, many of us make resolutions to change something in our lives. As you think about your resolutions for 2020, consider resolving to keep you and your loved ones safe from home fires year-round.
Home fires are the nation’s most frequent disaster — sadly, taking an average of seven lives every day in the U.S. But you can help prevent tragedies by taking two simple steps: practice your home fire escape plan until everyone can escape in two minutes or less, and test your smoke alarms monthly.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO
Additional information and free resources are at redcross.org/homefires.
HOME FIRE CAMPAIGN For roughly five years, the Red Cross has been working to reduce home fire deaths and injuries through its Home Fire Campaign. Through the campaign, Red Cross volunteers and community partners go door-to-door in high-risk neighborhoods to install smoke alarms and educate families about home fire safety.
So far, the campaign has saved as many as 682 lives and reached more than 2.2 million people across the country by:
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
Support all the urgent humanitarian needs of the American Red Cross.
Find a drive and schedule a blood donation appointment today.
Take a class and be ready to respond if an emergency strikes.