Red Cross Offers Free Smoke Alarm Installation

In February Council Member Erik Bottcher accompanied The Red Cross on a visit to Westbeth, and helped them install smoke detectors. Photo courtesy of Erik Bottcher.

Last year, 144 people perished from house fires in New York City.

Home fires claim seven lives every day, but having working smoke alarms can cut the risk of death by half. That’s why the American Red Cross is rallying volunteers to install free smoke alarms nationwide, as part of our Sound the Alarm events.

This year we’ll install free smoke alarms, create escape plans and share fire safety information.

Sound the Alarm Day Is May 17th.

Join the NY Red Cross for a rewarding day at a Sound the Alarm event near you. Make an even greater impact and donate to help families prepare for, respond to and recover from home fires. Volunteer at (or just Google Greater NY Red Cross).
Need a smoke alarm? The Red Cross will come to your home and install a smoke detector for free. Request a free smoke alarm installation by contacting (or just Google Greater NY Red Cross).