Successful weekends for ‘Sound the Alarm’ spring push

Photo of young boy holding up a Home Fire Escape Plan

Photo of young boy holding up a Home Fire Escape PlanThis spring, Red Cross teams across the country are making a special effort to reach even more people in even more homes as part of our lifesaving Home Fire Campaign. During a period that spans three weekends between April 28 and May 13, the Red Cross has been making plans to Sound the Alarm, Save a Life with more than 25,000 volunteers to install an additional 100,000 smoke alarms and educate residents about home fire safety in communities throughout the United States.

Here are the totals for the first two weekends in the Northern California Coastal Region: 513 volunteers made 479 homes safer by installing 1,502 smoke alarms and educating 1,619 residents.

Here’s the breakdown by city and day with a link to the event photo album:

San Rafael (April 28) — 35 volunteers made 51 homes safer by installing 110 smoke alarms and educating 264 residents.

Oakland – Fruitvale (April 28) — 102 volunteers made 63 homes safer by installing 213 smoke alarms and educating 199 residents.

San Bruno (April 28) — 28 volunteers made 25 homes safer by installing 105 smoke alarms and educating 79 residents.

Milpitas (April 28) — 90 volunteers made 94 homes safer by installing 283 smoke alarms and educating 263 residents.

Chualar & King City (April 28)  — 65 volunteers made 79 homes safer by installing 271 smoke alarms and educating 304 residents.

Oakland – Chinatown (May 5) — 121 volunteers made 57 homes safer by installing 227 smoke alarms and educating 164 residents.

San Jose – Berryessa (May 5) — 72 volunteers made 110 homes safer by installing 293 smoke alarms and educating 326 residents.

 Thanks to our volunteers, employees, partners, sponsors, and donors who are making this all possible! Want to join us at our next event? Register to volunteer at to help at one of our upcoming events we have in the region. You can help Sound the Alarm. Save a Life.