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That’s why the American Red Cross is rallying volunteers to install free smoke alarms nationwide, as part of our Sound the Alarm events.
This year we’ll install free smoke alarms, create escape plans and share fire safety information.
Join us for a rewarding day at a Sound the Alarm event near you. Make an even greater impact and donate to help families prepare for, respond to and recover from home fires.
The Illinois American Red Cross is proud to be a part of the Pillowcase Project, a preparedness education program for children in grades 3 – 5 which teaches students about personal and family preparedness, local hazards, and basic coping skills. Click here for more information on how you can get involved.
Installed 2,439,659 smoke alarms
Saved 1,414 lives
Made 1,033,175 households safer
2,700,736 people served through home visits
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Kankakee family credits smoke alarms for saving their lives after a home fire
Engage your organization to help implement fire safety programs in your community.
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 Illinois Region will provide installation services in Illinois 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/homefire.