Sound the Alarm Event at the Alameda County Fire Department in Hayward.
Photo by Kane Wong/American Red Cross
Northern California Coastal Region Red Cross Home Fire Campaign
The Red Cross responds to home fires more than any other disaster combined. The Home Fire Campaign helps save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes and educating communities about home fire safety.
2023 Sound the Alarm Results
Thank you to our generous donors and volunteers who helped make our 2023 Sound the Alarm initiative a success!
During this year's Sound the Alarm campaign (April 1 thru April 29) we:
Served 1,096 people, with a cumulative total of more than 48,977 people served since program inception.
Installed 1,294 smoke alarms, for a cumulative total of more than 47,951 installations since the program began.
Made 462 households safer, with a cumulative total of over 16,395 households served since the initiative was started.
Do You Need a Smoke Alarm? | ¿Necesita una alarma de humo?
If you cannot afford to purchase smoke alarms or are physically unable to install a smoke alarm, the Red Cross may be able to help.
Si no puede costear el precio de una alarma de humo o es físicamente incapaz de instalar una alarma de humo, la Cruz Roja Americana quizás lo pueda ayudar.
Prepare, respond and help families recover from home fires.
1. The Red Cross and its partners can test existing smoke alarms and install up to three free smoke alarms for those that need them.
2. The NCC Region will provide installation services in their region only. Requests will be fulfilled as resources allow, with priority given to requests during National Sound the Alarm events. If you live outside of this area and would like to identify your local region office, please visit Redcross.org (or call 1-800-REDCROSS).
3. If you are able to purchase and install your own smoke alarm but would like information on home fire safety and smoke alarm installation, please visit Redcross.org/fire.