Sound the Alarm


Local volunteers and partners of the American Red Cross will come together to install free smoke alarms in Greater New Haven for their Sound the Alarm initiative.

The home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event is part of a two-week push of Sound the Alarm events in 100 cities with a high risk of home fire, which kill more people in a typical year in the U.S than all other natural disasters combined. Most deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms.

Sound the Alarm begins on Saturday, April 27th from 9am to 2pm.

To sign up to volunteer or make an appointment for a free smoke alarm, click here.

HOW VOLUNTEERS WILL HELP During Sound the Alarm eventsRed Cross volunteers in coordination with the City of New Haven and the New Haven Fire Deparatment will go door-to-door to install free smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing alarms and help families create home fire escape plans. Services are free and available to all people in need. Visit to make an appointment for a FREE Home Fire Safety Visit.

Sound the Alarm events are part of the Home Fire Campaign which the Red Cross launched in 2014 to reduce fire deaths and injuries. So far, it has reached more than 1.7 million people and saved more than 500 lives nationwide. In Connecticut, the Red Cross and local partners have: 

  • Installed more than 19,000 free smoke alarms
  • Made more than 7,600 housholds safer
  • Reached more than 3,800 children through youth preparedness programs

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