All you need to know:

Each day seven people die as a result of home fires, and another 36 people are injured.

We at the Red Cross find this unacceptable. That's why we're committed to reducing the number of deaths and injuries in home fires by 25 percent over the next five years. As part of a national Home Fire Campaign, we are partnering with local fire departments, corporate partners and members of the community to install 8,000 free smoke alarms each year for the next five years in homes throughout the Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region.

That's a lot. But it's worth it. A working smoke alarm reduces the chance of death in a fire by 50 percent.

But we can't do it without you. Join us for our event:

Who

The Red Cross is partnering with the local fire departments, corporate partners, community groups and YOU!

What

Teams will spread out and visit approximately 3,000 homes, offering to install free smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing smoke alarms and give fire evacuation education.

When

Saturday, April 29, with two shifts:

Morning Shift Afternoon Shift
8:00 a.m. Registration, training and refreshments Noon Food and festivities
8:30 a.m. Deployment 12:30 p.m. Deployment
Noon Food and festivities 4:00 p.m. Final count

Where

The rally begins and ends at the Jack Casino, with installation teams visiting homes in Madisonville, Norwood, St. Bernard, Bond Hill, Paddock Hills, Oakley, Dayton, KY, Bellevue, KY, and Covington, KY.

Why

To save lives. The more smoke alarms we can install in homes around the Tri-State, the more lives we can save and the better we can make our community.

Click here to hear the White family's story.

How it works

  1. Volunteers gather at a staging area to learn their roles and form teams.
  2. They then hit the streets, going door to door installing smoke alarms and making a preparedness plan with residents. Each visit only takes 15 minutes.
  3. Red Cross and fire department vehicles travel through the neighborhoods to provide support to the teams.
  4. Once complete, teams return for a wrap up and celebration party.

Click here to learn more about volunteer roles.

Parking & Directions

Location: Jack Casino, 1000 Broadway, Cincinnati

Parking: It's free. Park on any level of the Casino's garage and proceed to the front lawn of the Casino.

Check-in: The Cause begins at the Casino's outdoor concert venue, near the main entrance of the Casino. Here you'll check in, get instructions on your individual roles, pick up your tools, eat, listen to some music, mingle with mascots and catch the shuttle buses to the different drop-off points.

Support Us

Installing 8,000 smoke alarms each year is expensive. That’s where you can help. By supporting the effort, you are just as responsible for saving lives as the person who mounts the smoke alarm in a home.

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Training videos and information

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