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Home Fires

Learn how your family can prevent home fires and escape from a home fire in 2 minutes.

Wild Fires

Learn how to keep your family and home safe during a wildfire.


Learn what to do during an earthquake and how to strengthen your home to prepare for an earthquake.


Learn how to keep your family safe during a flood and how to clean up a flooded home.
Sound the Alarm. Save a Life.

Are You Ready to Sound the Alarm?

Every day, seven people die and another 36 are injured due to a home fire. Sadly, many of these cases could have been prevented with properly working smoke alarms. That is why the Red Cross is ready to Sound the Alarm in our Southern California communities.

Sound the Alarm is a national Red Cross campaign consisting of a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events. 

Working in Vulnerable Communities To Build Resilient Neighborhoods

PrepareSoCal is focused on some of the Southlands most vulnerable communities to better prepare for and be resistant to disasters.

Why Should I Prepare?

If you can plan for a vacation, why not plan for your safety? Each year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters, the vast majority of which are home fires.

Seven people die every day from a home fire.

Seven people die every day from a home fire.

Thirty-six people suffer injuries as a result of home fires every day.

Seven billion dollars in property damage occurs every year.

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Be Smart

Have a plan, know what to do in case of emergencies and disasters.


Help Your Community

Give back and volunteer. Find out how you can help when disaster strikes.

Get a Kit, Make a Plan and Stay Informed

The first step in being prepared for a disaster is organizing your preparedness kit.

Work out your emergency plan now so your entire family is prepared. Here’s what to do.

Learn what types of disasters or emergencies might occur in your area.

Are you ready to Sound the Alarm and help save lives?

Home fires occur every day in our communities causing destruction, injury and even taking lives. You can help get families better prepared.

Become a #PrepareSoCal Social Ambassador

If a disaster strikes, you can make a difference in your neighborhood. Share your experience. Share your pictures or video. Learn from others.

Remember to tag us at @PrepareSoCal and /PrepareSoCal or use the hashtag #PrepareSoCal

Are you ready?

It’s never been easier to learn the essentials of being prepared. Check out our classes and test your knowledge. Earn your certificate when you complete all of our comprehensive online courses.

How to Be Prepared

Join our preparedness maven extraordinaire Hilary Anderson as she goes through a series of experiments, obstacle courses, survival drills and more, to bring you tips on how to be prepared for disasters.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters for your valued partnership to help save lives and make Southern California more resilient.

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