Sound the Alarm. Save a Life.
We are proud to announce during Sound the Alarm 2018, 31,300 volunteers registered to be part of our installation and home visit events, installed 122,259 smoke alarms and raised over $15,400,000. Thank you for your continued support of Red Cross. Join us in your local communities for events, just like this, throughout the year.
Every day, seven people die in home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives. The American Red Cross wants to improve the odds and save lives- that’s why we launched our Home Fire Campaign in 2014.
A critical part of the campaign is Sound the Alarm, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. Together with fire departments and other community partners, Red Cross volunteers:
In just three years, our home visits have accomplished so much, including the installation of more than 1 million smoke alarms and preparing more than 1 million people against home fires.
Thank you!We are so grateful to all the volunteers and donors who made Sound the Alarm 2018 so successful. We reached our goals of installing 100,000 smoke alarms, with 28,000 volunteers and raised $15,000,000!
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Frequently Asked Questions
A fun day of preparing families against home fires and making your community safer. Together, we will canvass neighborhoods, knock on doors, check smoke alarms in homes and replace if necessary, education families about home fire safety, build evacuation plans with them and document our services.
Below are a few videos to learn more:
Absolutely! We prefer everyone to register ahead of time so we are prepared to provide an excellent volunteer experience. If you don’t have time to register ahead, that’s okay, we will have forms available onsite.
Youth under 18 may participate but require a parental consent to participate in Sound the Alarm events. Please print out and have your parent/guardian fill out the Parental Consent form. Bring it with you to the Registration table on the day of the event. Opportunities available for youth are Documenter and Educator positions on Installation T eams.