Sound the Alarm, Save a Life April 21 - May 12, 2018

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This spring, the Red Cross will launch Sound the Alarm. Save a Life, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events nationwide. Volunteers will install 100,000 free smoke alarms in high risk neighborhoods, culminating in the installation of the one millionth smoke alarm!

Since 2014, the Red Cross, in partnership with fire departments and other local groups, has visited homes installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms and providing fire prevention and safety education to prevent needless tragedies. Join us to Sound the Alarm in the Los Angeles Region on Saturday, April 21 & 29 or May 5 & 12 as we install thousands of free smoke alarms. Click on a link below to sign up and help save a life.

Countdown to first Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. event:

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Do You Need a Smoke Alarm?

If you would like to request a smoke alarm installation please click here or call 310-445-9914.

We are currently scheduling installation appointments for the following communities: Compton, Sylmar/San Fernando, East LA, and South LA

Upcoming Sound the Alarm Events

The Los Angeles Region is hosting Sound the Alarm, Save a Life fire safety events to help families prepare for and prevent home fires. We need volunteers to help install smoke alarms, complete fire safety checklists and create fire escape plans with local families. To register as a volunteer for one of the following events, click on the event and sign up!

Compton – April 21

Sylmar/San Fernando – April 28

South Los Angeles – May 5

East Los Angeles – May 12

Mission Viejo – May 12

Coachella – May 19

Highland – May 19

To Find Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. events in other communities, visit and search by zip code.

Get Involved

There are several ways you can get involved with Sound the Alarm:

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Volunteer to install smoke alarms in your community.

Volunteer Opportunities Listed Below

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Fundraise to support the Home Fire Campaign.

Start a Fundraiser

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Make a donation to support Sound the Alarm.

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Sound The Alarm. Save A Life. Fundraising Opportunities

Region and Chapter Teams

Board Member Fundraisers

Tiffany Circle Fundraisers

Red Cross Club Teams

Corporate Teams

  • Coming Soon!

Want instructions on how to join a team? Click HERE.

If you would like to find other Sound the Alarm Crowdrise pages, go to the National Sound the Alarm page here.

Top Tips for Fire Safety

checkmarkInstall smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.

checkmarkTest smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.

checkmarkTalk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.

checkmarkIf a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.

Get more tips and learn more about home fire safety on the Red Cross website.

Volunteer Opportunities

Anyone can register to help and training is provided! Here are the volunteer positions available:

Smoke Alarm Installer— Conduct home visits on installation day to test, replaceand/or install smoke alarms.

Disaster Safety Educator— Provide education to residents on fire safety and local hazards, and assist residents in completing a home fire escape plan.

Documenter/Reporter— Document the services provided during the home visit and complete forms and reports.

First Time Volunteering for the Home Fire Campaign? We can’t wait to see you at an installation event soon! In the meantime, if you want to learn more about our Home Fire Campaign events, just watch this video about Home Fire Campaign volunteers in action. You can also familiarize yourself about smoke alarm installations and fire safety by watching these: Home Visit Safety TrainingEducator Training or Installer Training. 

Be Engaged To Help Sound the Alarm. Save a Life.

The Prepare SoCal Digital Street Team will be in attendance at Sound the Alarm events to take photos and engage the Red Cross’ digital audience.



Do you have Facebook, Instagram or Twitter? Post your photos with the hashtag #EndHomeFires and tag @RedCrossLA for Twitter and Instagram or /RedCrossLA for Facebook. Our communications team will re-tweet and share your images through the Red Cross LA social media accounts.