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. The American Red Cross wants to improve the odds and save lives, that's why we launched our Home Fire Campaign in 2014.
A critical part of the campaign is Sound the Alarm, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. Red Cross volunteers, along with fire departments and other partners canvass at-risk neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms, and providing fire prevention and safety education. In just three years, we've accomplished so much, including the installation of more than 1 million smoke alarms and prepared more than 1 million people against home fires through our home visits.
Date & Time: Saturday, April 18th, 8am – 1pm
Location: Widen Elementary School, 5605 Nuckols Crossing Road, Austin, 78744
RSVP: Please click here to sign up to volunteer for this event.
Volunteer activities include:
· Educating residents about home fire safety
· Canvassing a residential area
· Installing free smoke alarms
· Training provided
· Food provided
- Block Party from 1pm – 3pm
We have a goal to install 1,000 smoke alarms and will need approximately 500 volunteers for this event, so any help is greatly appreciated.