Red Cross Will Install Free Smoke Alarms for Green Bay Residents in Need

Posted on 4-02-2024

Home fires are the most frequent disaster in the United States, claiming seven lives every day — most often in homes without working smoke alarms. That’s why the American Red Cross of Wisconsin is partnering with the Green Bay Metro Fire Department to offer free smoke alarm installations for greater Green Bay area residents in need during a Sound the Alarm home fire safety event on Saturday, April 13th, from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

“Having a working smoke alarm cuts the risk of dying in a home fire by half,” said Rebecca Rockhill, Executive Director for the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the American Red Cross. “The sooner an alarm alerts you to a fire, the sooner you can get out. That’s why the Red Cross is teaming up with our community partners to help ensure greater Green Bay area residents, especially those most vulnerable, have these lifesaving devices.”

Residents who need assistance can register for a free smoke alarm installation HERE.

During the installation, residents will also receive valuable emergency preparedness tips including information on how to create an escape plan.

Volunteers Needed

Those who want to give back in the greater Green Bay area can sign up HERE to volunteer during the Saturday, April 13 Sound the Alarm event. No prior experience is needed — training will be provided for installing smoke alarms and sharing fire safety information.

Learn More About The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign HERE.