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