The American Red Cross of Central California is working to #EndHomeFires through our Sound the Alarm program. Every day in the United States, seven people die in home fires, mostly in homes that lack working smoke alarms. Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives. The Red Cross and its partners will install a limited number of free smoke alarms for those who cannot afford to purchase smoke alarms or for those who are physically unable to install a smoke alarm. The Red Cross installs a limited number of specialized bedside alarms for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Ensure your home is safe by requesting a Sound the Alarm installation at your home. Red Cross volunteers will contact you to schedule an appointment to install free smoke alarms in your home and provide vital prevention and safety education. All American Red Cross services are free and available to all regardless of race, religious beliefs, nationality, or citizenship status.