(NAPSI)—Every 45 minutes, someone in this country is injured in a home fire, mostly in places without working smoke alarms—but you can help reduce such statistics.

Three Steps Toward A Solution

1. Check that you have working smoke alarms on every floor, in cooking areas and in every bedroom of your house.

2. Volunteer to help the American Red Cross. It’s calling for thousands of volunteers to join Sound the Alarm events across the country as part of its Home Fire Campaign. During these events, volunteers and partners install smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing alarms and help families create escape plans. As of March, the campaign is credited with saving 381 lives.

More than 1.1 million smoke alarms have been installed during Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events and volunteers are needed to help with upcoming events.

3. Donate to the American Red Cross. The money will help educate families on fire safety; install free smoke alarms nationwide; and provide food, comfort and aid to those who have been affected by a home fire. You’ll be joining thousands of other Americans and generous organizations including Almost Family, Delta Air Lines, and FEMA through its Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

Learn More

To find out how to volunteer or to donate, go to www.SoundTheAlarm.org. To see how a smoke alarm saves lives, go to https://vimeo.com/259007277.


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