Home fires claim seven lives every day, but you can help change that. Help keep your family safe by taking a couple simple steps:

  • Test your smoke alarms monthly.
  • Practice your 2-minute drill.

You can request a free smoke alarm by calling: (541)749-4144 or visit, www.redcross.org/cascades

Every day there are between 2-3 home fires in the Cascades Region. Since 2014 The Red Cross has been installing free smoke alarms because working smoke alarms cut the risk of death by fire in half.

Join our home fire preparedness campaign team

Seven times a day, someone in this country dies in a home fire. The American Red Cross is launching a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent over the next five years. We’re joining with fire departments and community groups nationwide to canvass neighborhoods, install smoke alarms and deliver fire prevention information in places we know have high numbers of fires. The Red Cross also is asking every household in America to join us in taking the two simple steps that can save lives: checking their existing smoke alarms and practicing fire drills at home.

Join the Home Fire Preparedness Team today and start making a difference in your community. Choose from any of the exciting positions below:

  • Pre-Event Canvasser – In small teams you will go door-to-door to notify residents in targeted neighborhoods for installation of the upcoming rally in their area.
  • Neighborhood Captain – Coordinates teams, meetings, routes, communications protocols, training, reporting and closeout on event day.
  • Support Lead – Ensures all needed locations, materials, and equipment are acquired, ready and in place for the event. In addition, helps coordinate vehicles, staging areas, refreshments, supplies and other needed logistical support.
  • Smoke Alarm Installer – Conduct home visits, test existing smoke alarms in homes, replace batteries as needed, and install smoke alarms within the home according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Disaster Safety Educator – Provide education to residents on fire safety and additional local hazards, and assist residents in completing a home fire escape plan.
  • Documenter/Reporter – Document resident information, including the services provided. Complete all acknowledgement forms and reports for campaign tracking.

We are building our teams for both ongoing smoke alarm install requests and our National Sound the Alarm campaign on Saturday, May 21st, 2022. Whether you’re available for a few hours, or a few days a week, we want to hear from you! Your community needs you, and so do we!