With broad coalition support, the American Red Cross established a goal to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25% in five years. Achieving this goal is beyond the means of any one organization. Together we need to build and strengthen existing coalitions of local fire departments, houses of worship, businesses, schools, social service agencies, neighborhood leaders, and additional stakeholders like you to target campaign efforts to reach households most likely to experience a fire.
Home fires kill an average of seven people every day. Every 40 minutes an injury from a home fire is reported. Roughly 1,000 times every day, fire departments are called to a home fire.
With your participation, we have an opportunity to make a difference in our communities and save lives tragically lost due to home fires. We ask you consider joining coalition efforts in your community, specifically supporting door to door installation of smoke alarms and completion of home-safety checklists and plans in vulnerable neighborhoods.