Every day, seven people die in home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives. The American Red Cross wants to improve the odds and save lives – that’s why we launched our Home Fire Campaign in 2014. A critical part of the campaign is Sound the Alarm, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. Together with fire departments and other community partners, Red Cross volunteers: canvass at-risk neighborhoods; install free smoke alarms; replace batteries in existing alarms; and provide fire prevention and safety education. In just three years, our volunteers and partners have installed more than 1 million smoke alarms and prepared more than 1 million people against home fires. This spring, Red Cross volunteers will be installing 100,000 free smoke alarms in more than 100 cities across the U.S. Join us April 28 through May 13 at a Sound the Alarm event in your community.