Join the movement!! Sound the Alarm. Save a Life

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This spring, join fellow Red Cross volunteers in more than 100 communities across the country to Sound the Alarm,a home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event. During this nationwide home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event, volunteers across the country will install 100,000 free smoke alarms in high risk neighborhoods in over 100 cities.

Did you know that the American Red Cross responds to a disaster every 8 minutes, and the vast majority of these are home fires? Sadly, every day seven people die from home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms, with children and the elderly disproportionately killed. That’s why the Red Cross launched the Home Fire Campaign in 2014. Since then, volunteers and partners have made over 600,000 households safer.

Now we’re on the cusp of something big, and we need your help.

In Virginia we have made over 5,800 homes safer and together with volunteers across the country we have saved over 500 lives. This year, from April 27th - May 12th , we will install 100,000 smoke alarms in over 100 cities across the nation. We are counting on volunteers like you to help us achieve this major milestone! Here is how you can help:

Volunteer to help Sound the Alarm. Save a Life

Registration is open March 1, 2019! Visit to register and commit to joining 35,000 volunteers across the country to make homes safer by installing smoke alarms, replacing alarm batteries and helping families create escape plans.

Date of the event : 4th May 2019

Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

City - Norfolk

Volunteer Roles:

Smoke Alarm Installer :Responsible for installing smoke alarms with the resident’s permission, and within manufacturer’s and program guidelines.

Document er :Responsible for ensuring the correct documentation forms are completed ,keeping track of supplies, keeping track of the number of smoke alarms installed.

Safety Educator :Responsible for reviewing a fire safety checklist with the resident, assisting the resident in completing a household disaster plan,

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Disaster Relief


Sat May 04, 2019
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM


3127 Verdun AveNorfolk, VA, VA 23509






  • Must be at least 16

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