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 this campaign is Sound the Alarm, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. Red Cross volunteers, along with fire departments and other partners, canvass at-risk neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms, and providing fire prevention and safety education. In just three years, we’ve accomplished so much, including the installation of more than 1 million smoke alarms and preparing more than 1 million people against home fires through our home visits.
This spring, we are going to continue this life-saving work by installing 100,000 alarms in 100 cities and we invite you to be a part of this event! You can help by supporting this life-saving work and help sponsor the cost of installing smoke alarms. Please donate using the Greater Orlando Chapter Board page and by reaching out to friends and family to ask for their financial support too!. Together, we can Sound the Alarm about fire safety and help save lives.