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. On average:
- 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
That’s why the American Red Cross and our partners are preparing families to act quickly through our Home Fire Campaign. We have already made a lifesaving difference, achieving our initial goals of installing 2.5 million free smoke alarms and helping to make 1 million households safer in at-risk communities. But home fires remain a daily threat, so the Home Fire Campaign continues across the country.