Prepare, respond and help families recover from home fires.
Sound the Alarm FAQs
When will you announce Sound the Alarm activities in my community?
Red Cross chapters nationwide are working hard to schedule local education and volunteer opportunities. Check back beginning in March for information about activities that may be taking place near you in April and May 2021.
In the meantime, you can connect with your local Red Cross for additional information about our home fire campaign or other volunteer opportunities. Search for your local chapter here.
I signed up to have smoke alarms installed in my home. Will I still get help?
Your safety is our top priority. That’s why we postponed our in-home visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you signed up for the Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in your home, we will contact you to reschedule when we resume our in-home visits or if we are able to offer in-home installations in partnership with your local fire department.
Can someone help me with my Facebook fundraiser?
Please visit our Fundraising Toolkit page for help in creating your Facebook fundraiser. We also have stories, photos and social media messages you can customize to get the word out and make your fundraiser a success!
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 Utah Region will provide installation services in the Utah 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.