What is the Home Fire Campaign?
Most of us don’t realize we have just two minutes to escape a home fire — which is the nation’s most frequent disaster. That’s why the American Red Cross is preparing families to act quickly through our Home Fire Campaign with community partners. Our goal is to prevent fire-related deaths and injuries in the U.S. by installing 2.5 million free smoke alarms and helping to make 1 million households safer in at-risk communities.
- 7 people die every day from a home fire, most impacting children and the elderly
- More than 30 people suffer injuries from home fires every day
- More than $7 billion in property damage occurs from home fires every year