Sound the Alarm. Save a Life.
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 to Our National Sponsors
And Our Regional Partners
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina
Columbia Gas of Ohio
DTE Energy Foundation
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Marsh & McLennan Companies
Motorola Solutions Inc.
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
United Way of Los Angeles
The USAA Foundation
The Wawa Foundation
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.