Red Cross Offers Free Smoke Alarms and Installation
the generosity of donors and volunteers, free smoke alarms are available right now for installation by the American Red Cross. Community members are encouraged to reach out and register households that are in need, those that cannot afford to purchase smoke alarms or for those who are physically unable to install them. Having a smoke alarm in your home can cut the risk of death from a fire in half.
Request smoke alarms and installation at: GetASmokeAlarm.org
“Home fires can happen to anyone, and sadly, these crises can be caused by everyday activities like cooking a meal at home,” said Alex Dieffenbach, Northwest Region CEO. “To protect your family, please check your smoke alarms monthly and if you don’t have working alarms – let us provide and install them for you.”
A recent Home Fire Safety Survey conducted by the American Red Cross showed that almost all people surveyed said they’ve engaged in ordinary activities that are among the leading causes of home fires. For example:
- More than 70 percent of people said they’ve left the kitchen while cooking on the stove.
- Nearly three in five adults have walked away from their grill while cooking.
- Nearly one-third of people left the room or fell asleep while burning candles.
To help stay safe, the Red Cross urges everyone to always supervise cooking equipment and candles, and follow additional safety tips at redcross.org/homefires. For
more information about the national survey, see this video and infographic.
The Home Fire Campaign, which the Red Cross launched in 2014 to reduce fire deaths and injuries, has reached more than 1.7 million people and saved more than 500 lives.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS HOME FIRE SAFETY SURVEY The national public opinion survey was conducted for the Red Cross from January 31
to February 3, 2019 using Engine’s Online CARAVAN Omnibus Survey. The study was conducted among a national sample of 1,003 adults, ages 18 or older living in
U.S. states. The total sample is balanced to be representative of the U.S. adult population in terms of age, sex, geographic region, race and education. The margin of error for the total sample of 1,003 adults is +/- 3.1 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.