Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a house fire and more than 60 percent of fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms. As a first responder to these local tragedies, the Red Cross is working to improve the odds of survival by as much as 25 percent over the next few years.
Sound the Alarm. Save a Life is a recurring national event where Red Cross volunteers will be partnering with fire departments and community groups across the country to install FREE smoke alarms, educate families about fire prevention, and map fire escape routes.
For the entire state of Wisconsin in fiscal year 2017, we've installed 6,488 smoke alarms. During that time, the Northwest Wisconsin Chapter installed 790 free smoke alarms throughout the region and on average, we provided relief to survivors of a home fire every four days.
This year, the Northwest Wisconsin Chapter will be installing free smoke alarms throughout the community. To receive a free smoke alarm, please visit https://getasmokealarm.org/ to make a request. American Red Cross staff will reach out to you to schedule an appointment for an installation.
A gift of any size helps prepare, respond, and help families recover from home fires. Your gift can literally help save a life and provide hope and urgent relief, like food, shelter, and other essentials, to people in their time of greatest need. Please support this important effort and encourage your family and friends to join you. Just share the link to this page and let your circle of compassionate friends know why this cause is important to you. Thank you!