Did you know that the American Red Cross responds to a home fire or other disaster every 8 minutes? And that children under five are almost one and a half times as likely to die in a home fire when compared to all other youth?
This is why the American Red Cross and its partners have launched the Home Fire Campaign to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25 percent over five years. The Red Cross asks every household in America to take two simple steps to help save lives:
- Check or install smoke alarms
- Practice fire drills at home
You can request FREE smoke alarms installed in your home by visiting https://getasmokealarm.org/.
After submitting your request online, you will be contacted by an American Red Cross representative with information on installation availability in your area.
Stay safe! Be prepared!