American Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign


Volunteers are needed to join Bend Fire and The American Red Cross this Saturday for our first free Smoke Alarm installation (Home Fire Preparedness Campaign).

Join us and help install free smoke alarms this Saturday. We need volunteers to help families with evacuation plans, team documentation, base camp support, and smoke alarm installers. Something for everyone! Lunch will be provided.

The American Red Cross has launched a national campaign to reduce the number of fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent over the next five years. In Oregon, this campaign is in conjunction with the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

-Fire-related deaths and injuries are highest in homes without smoke alarms.

-Last year in our area the Red Cross responded to nearly two home fires each day. After these fires, residents had to face finding a place to stay, purchasing food and clothing, replacing lost
possessions, notifying loved ones and navigating insurance.

-More than 60 percent of fire deaths occur in homes without a working smoke alarm.

Trained local Red Cross volunteers will be canvassing in your neighborhood: Saturday, May 2 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to inquire if there is a working smoke alarm in the home, install smoke alarms free of charge, review a fire safety and home hazard checklist, and provide information about creating a fire escape plan.

Schedule an appointment with a trained Red Cross volunteer by calling (541) 350-7665 or email

For more information about the Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign contact:

Lisa Stroup
Executive Director
American Red Cross – Central and Eastern Oregon
815 SW Bond St. Ste 110 Bend, Or 97702
541-306-1238 c
541-749-4196 o
541-330-1080 f


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