HONOLULU, HI: May 6, 2019. Today Mayor Kirk Caldwell joined the Red Cross Sound the Alarm Campaign to help save lives. Mayor Caldwell installed free smoke alarms in the home of a Palolo couple while other members of the team shared important safety tips and information about to prevent and escape from home fires.
Every day, seven Americans die in home fires, and smoke alarms cut the rate of death in half. As part of the Red Cross Sound the Alarm campaign to save lives, Red Cross volunteers are installing 100,000 free smoke alarms in 100 cities throughout the country, including Honolulu. In addition to installing smoke alarms, Red Cross volunteers help residents draw their floor plans and identify 2 escape routes from every room in the house and a meeting place outside their home.
Since launching in 2014, the Red Cross Home Fire program has helped save the lives of 582 people. Other important facts related to the national Sound the Alarm Campaign:
- Installed more than 1.6 million free smoke alarms
- Reached more than 1.3 million children through youth preparedness programs
- Made more than 684,000 households safer from the threat of home fires
The Red Cross is a non-profit humanitarian organization which provides assistance to meet the immediate emergency needs of those affected by disasters. All Red Cross assistance to disaster victims is free. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it depends on public contributions to help others. Your gift supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in your community, across the country and around the world. To send a contribution, mail your check to:
American Red Cross of Hawaii
4155 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816
Make a secure online donation at redcross.org/hawaii or call: (808) 739-8109