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 27,000 volunteers to install 100,000 free smoke alarms nationwide during Sound the Alarm events. Sound the Alarm is a critical part of our Home Fire Campaign that was launched in 2014.
This spring, we’ll:
Install free smoke alarms
Share safety information in at-risk communities, and
Fundraise to help families prepare for, respond to, and recover from home fires.
How You Can Get Involved
Join us for a rewarding day at a Sound the Alarm event near you and invite others to sponsor your commitment to help save lives.
Volunteer to install smoke alarms in your community.
Fundraise on Facebook to help Sound the Alarm.
Donate to support home fire relief and help save lives.
The Red Cross Responds to a Home Fire or Other Disaster Every 8 Minutes.
In Eastern New York, the Red Cross and its partners have:
Visited homes in nearly 200 cities and towns
Served more than 4,100 people
Educated nearly 1,000 youth
Conducted more than 1,500 in-home visits
Installed more than 4,300 smoke alarms
Created more than 1,500 fire escape plans
The Home Fire Campaign In Action
American Red Cross volunteer and board member Liz Peters talks about her experience installing smoke alarms for local families during a Home Fire Campaign event in the City of Schenectady this Fall.
Partner With Us
Get Involved and Help Save Lives
Engage your organization to help implement fire safety programs in your community.
Thank You To Our Sound The Alarm Regional Sponsors
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 Eastern New York Region will provide installation services in Eastern New York 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.