The American Red Cross of Central Appalachia serves Boyd, Carter, Greenup and Lawrence Counties in Kentucky; Allegany, Garrett and Washington Counties in Maryland; Belmont, Gallia, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Pike, Scioto and Washington Counties in Ohio; Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah and Warren Counties, and the City of Winchester in Virginia; and all 55 counties in the State of West Virginia.
If you live in another area, please contact your local Red Cross by visiting Find Your Local Red Cross.
The Red Cross and its partners are pleased to offer home fire education sessions on home fire safety and FREE smoke alarm installations.
Please click below to sign up. A member of our Home Fire Campaign team will follow up with you to schedule an in-person appointment.
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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.
Installed 42,797 smoke alarms
Created 14,299 evacuation plans
Made 16,140 homes safer
Served 41,305 people
Reached 27,741 youth with preparedness information
At 11 a.m. on January 2, 2018, a smoke alarm installed by the Red Cross alerted a resident to a home fire enabling her to evacuate herself and her husband safely. The resident stated in an interview, “If it wasn’t for the smoke detectors, we wouldn’t be here for our kids today.” Smoke alarms were installed, a home fire safety checklist and an additional hazard safety checklist on winter weather were reviewed during an in-home visit that was completed on December 14, 2016, by Charles Clegg, who is a Red Cross volunteer and also the resident’s father.
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 Central Appalachia Region will provide installation services in West Virginia and surrounding counties 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.