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Posted on: April 9, 2019

American Red Cross Launches Bismarck-Mandan 'Sound the Alarm' Event

Sound the Alarm American Red Cross 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (April 9, 2019) — This spring, American Red Cross volunteers and partners will visit local homes to help install hundreds of free smoke alarms during a national effort to the Sound the Alarm against home fires.


Home fires 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. The home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events below are part of a two-week push of Sound the Alarm events to install 100,000 smoke alarms in 100 cities across the country.


Saturday, April 27, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Bismarck, ND 

Saturday, April 27, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Mandan, ND


“Each day, Red Cross volunteers care for neighbors devastated by home fires, and we want to prevent needless tragedies from these disasters,” said Rob Stotz, Executive Director of the American Red Cross in Western North Dakota. “You can help #EndHomeFires by volunteering and raising donations for lifesaving services.”


HOW VOLUNTEERS WILL HELP During Sound the Alarm events, Red Cross volunteers and members of the Bismarck and Mandan Fire Departments will go door-to-door to install free smoke alarms and help families create home fire escape plans. Services are free and available to all people in need. To volunteer to help go here.  To request a smoke alarm visit SoundTheAlarm/org/NorthDakota. 


Bismarck registered volunteer location: Bismarck Fire Station 2, 935 E Bismarck Expressway. Event will be held rain or shine!


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 550 lives nationwide. In the Dakotas Region, the Red Cross and local partners have:


  • Installed 16,000 free smoke alarms
  • Made 5,500 households safer
  • Reached 4,300 children through youth preparedness programs

Sound the Alarm Event flyer
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