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Sound The Alarm Home Fire Campaign Has Saved More Than 850 Lives

06/30/2021 10:08 AM | Anonymous

Across more than 50 high-risk communities, Red Crossers and community partners helped educate more than 73,000 people on how to protect themselves against home fires.

Although this year’s activities looked different because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, they remained critically important as home fires have continued to be the nation’s most frequent disaster. So far, the Home Fire Campaign has saved more than 850 lives that we know of — with many of these attributed to lifesaving Sound the Alarm activities.

Wisconsin resident Rita Thompson told Red Crossers that, “I feel more protected,” when she spoke with volunteers about her home fire escape plan, while local firefighters installed free smoke alarms to replace outdated ones in her home.

The Red Cross Home Fire Campaign — which has reached 2.4 million people since October 2014 — continues to be a lifesaving success because of the dedication and innovation that each Red Cross staff and volunteers show every day.

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