The Red Cross Responds to a Home Fire or Other Disaster Every 8 Minutes.
In the Cascades region, the Red Cross and its partners have:
Installed more than 37,725 smoke alarms
Made more than 11,206 escape plans
Replaced more than 321 smoke alarm batteries
Served more than 30,590 people
Educated over 31,102 youth
Over 12,617 households made safer
Local Story: Disaster Averted and Life Saved
During an out-of-the-blue phone call, Denine, a volunteer with the Red Cross in Wallowa County, Oregon, received a heartfelt thank you from a woman named Chris. Chris explained to Denine that a few nights earlier she was roused from a deep sleep by the piercing squeal of a smoke alarm – one fresh from the packaging and installed just a few months earlier by Red Cross volunteers.
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 Cascades Region will provide installation services in the Cascades 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.