Home fires claim seven lives every day, but having working smoke alarms can cut the risk of death by half. That’s why the American Red Cross is rallying volunteers to install free smoke alarms in homes that don't have them, and by educating people about home fire safety, as part of our nationwide Sound the Alarm events and Home Fire campaign, which helps save lives. Just one day of your life could change someone else’s forever.
Do You Need a Smoke Alarm?
If you cannot afford to purchase smoke alarms, are physically unable to install, or if you are outside of our Sound the Alarm event window or location, contact the Louisiana Red Cross to request an appointment.
REQUEST A FREE SMOKE ALARM: Anyone in Louisiana can request a free smoke alarm and home fire safety presentation at any time here.
January Sound the Alarm events by the numbers:
With the help of volunteers, partners, neighbors and friends, we installed 552 smoke alarms and made 298 homes safer in Louisiana in January:
On Jan. 14 in Duson, Red Cross volunteers and partners installed 108 smoke alarms and made 58 homes safer.
On Jan. 21 in Baton Rouge, Red Cross volunteers and partners installed 288 smoke alarms and made 148 homes safer.
On Jan. 28 in Kenner, Red Cross volunteers and partners installed 156 smoke alarms and made 92 homes safer.
Sound the Alarm. Save a Life.
Just One Day of Your Life Can Change Someone Else's Forever. Home fires claim seven lives every day, but having working smoke alarms can cut the risk of death by half. That’s why the American Red Cross is rallying volunteers to install free smoke alarms, as part of our nationwide Sound the Alarm events.
The Louisiana region is hosting Sound the Alarm events from January 7 - January 28. Join us for a rewarding day of volunteering at a Sound the Alarm event near you!
Photos of our volunteers at work:
What a day of volunteering typically looks like:
Additional photos of our volunteers at work:
Thank You to Our Sound the Alarm Regional Partners:
How You Can Get Involved
Help the Red Cross Sound the Alarm about home fire safety by volunteering and providing financial support.
Volunteer to help families affected by home fires. *Not available in all locations.
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 Louisiana Region will provide installation services in Louisiana 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.