A home fire can strike anywhere, anytime. Fires not only destroy homes and personal belongings, but they also cause serious injury and death. On a personal level, home fires are catastrophic. More people die in home fires each year than in many major natural disasters. Across the country, home fires account for most of the nearly 66,000 disasters that the Red Cross responds to every year. Trained volunteers respond immediately to provide meals, shelter and support to those affected by fires.
This is why we launched the Home Fire Campaign, which aims to reduce the number of fire-related deaths and injuries by 25 percent by 2020.
Every year, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region responds to over 500 local disasters, and the vast majority of these are home fires. In addition to caring for local fire victims when they have nowhere else to turn, we are committed to promoting fire safety and helping to reduce the number of fire-related deaths and injuries that occur in our region each year.
In partnership with local fire departments, community groups and corporate supporters, we are offering FREE smoke alarms to residents in need and providing fire preparedness education to hundreds of local families through our ongoing Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.
Whether providing relief to families affected by home fires or installing free smoke alarms to help prevent fire-related deaths and injuries, the work of the Red Cross is done almost entirely by volunteers.
To learn more about volunteering with the Red Cross as a disaster responder, click here to begin an online application.
To get involved with the Home Fire Campaign as a community canvasser, smoke alarm installer and/or fire safety educator, please click here or sign up for an upcoming event in your area.
If you would like to request a smoke alarm be installed in your home please fill out the this form at: