Sound the Alarm
Every day, seven people die in home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives. That’s why the Red Cross rallied an army of volunteers and launched the Home Fire Campaign in 2014. Since launching the Home Fire Campaign, 6,623 People were served, 5,112 smoke alarms were installed, 2,145 households were made safer, and 1,754 Evacuation Plans were created in the Idaho and Montana Region.
Did you know that if a fire starts in your home you may have as little as two minutes to escape? During a fire, early warning from a working smoke alarm plus a fire escape plan that has been practiced regularly can save lives. Learn what else to do to keep your loved ones safe!
Top Tips for Fire Safety
Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.
Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.
For more information on how your family can prevent home fires, escape from a home fire, and help on recovering after a home fire, please visit the American Red Cross Home Fire Safety Website