Successful weekends for ‘Sound the Alarm’ spring push

sound-the-alarm_350x211This 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 campaign in the Northern California Coastal Region: 752 volunteers made 783 homes safer by installing 2,208 smoke alarms and educating 2,530 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.

Capitola (May 12) — 20 volunteers made 67 homes safer by installing 75 smoke alarms and educating 193 residents.

Oakland (May 12) — 97 volunteers made 90 homes safer by installing 288 smoke alarms.

Rohnert Park (May 12) — 27 Red Cross and partner volunteers made 35 homes safer by installing 80 smoke alarms and educating 52 residents.

San Jose – Edenvale (May 12) — 95 volunteers made 112 homes safer by installing 308 smoke alarms and educating 378 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.