Get Alarmed WV!

Get Alarmed West Virginia
September 9th to October 14th

As part of Governor’s Day to Serve, the WV State Fire Marshal will be recruiting volunteers to reach communities throughout WV to hold installation events from September 9th to October 14th.
Sound the Alarm. Save a Life.
is a national Red Cross signature event to install 100,000 smoke alarms—including our 1 millionth alarm—in at-risk neighborhoods.  During this time smoke alarm installation events will be held in 100+ major cities nationwide including Beckley and Charleston in West Virginia from September 23rd to October 14th.
To Volunteer:
For Get Alarmed West Virginia events throughout WV, please call the WV State Fire Marshal at 304-558-2191 or visit
For Sound the Alarm. Save A Life. Events in Beckley and Charleston, please call the American Red Cross at 1-844-216-8286 or visit
To learn more about the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, visit

The Smoke Alarm Initiative is a campaign to reduce fire deaths and injuries by providing and installing smoke alarms for FREE to those requesting them. The goal is to reduce the number of deaths and injuries in West Virginia related to home fires.
The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign began in October of 2014 to save lives, reduce injuries and build more resilient communities through raising awareness, facilitating preventative actions, and fostering community participation. The national goal is a 25% reduction in home fire deaths over five years. 
West Virginians are four times more likely to die in a home fire than in other states.  This fall, the American Red Cross is partnering with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal to make homes safer throughout West Virginia.  We are seeking volunteers to install free smoke alarms and assist families in escape planning to help save lives and reduce injuries from home fires in our local communities.
You can be a part of helping to change and save lives.
Join An Home Visit Install Team
A team consisting of 3 people, install smoke alarms, complete a fire safety checklist and escape plan. 
Roles include:

A team will need the following tools to install the supplied smoke alarms:
cordless drill
screw drivers
small hammers
safety glasses
safety ladder
drill bits
broom with dust pan. 
Please bring these tools if you have them easily available.