As wildfire season approaches, make sure you and your neighbors have working smoke alarms installed strategically throughout your house.
Home fires are the greatest disaster threat to individuals and families across the country. Last year, the Red Cross responded to more than 60,000 home fires across the U.S., including an average of two every day in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
To help save lives and increase preparedness, residents throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington can get free smoke alarms in their home using this online form or by calling (503) 528-5783. Smoke alarms have a tamper-resistant, 10-year lithium battery and are installed free of charge to residents.
The smoke alarm installation campaign is a partnership with the Office of the State Fire Marshal in Oregon and the Vancouver Fire Corps in Southwest Washington.
1. The Red Cross and its partners will install a limited number of free smoke alarms for those who cannot afford to purchase smoke alarms or for those who are physically unable to install a smoke alarm.
2. The Red Cross installs a limited number of specialized bedside alarms for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
3. A number of organizations are partnering with the Red Cross to accomplish the goals of our Home Fire Campaign. Depending on where you live and other factors, it is possible that we will forward your request to one of our partner organizations so they can contact you to set up an appointment.
4. The Cascades Region provides installation services in Oregon and Southern Washington only. If you live outside of this area and would like to identify your local region office, please visit RedCross.org (or call 1-800-REDCROSS).
5. If you are able to purchase and install your own smoke alarm, but would like information on home fire safety and smoke alarm installation, please visit redcross.org/homefire.