The local American Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington exceeded the goal of installing 1,000 free smoke alarms in homes that needed them as part of the Sound the Alarm initiative. Throughout the initiative 1,266 smoke alarms were installed in homes that needed them, and fire safety education was delivered to 408 households. Red Cross Sound the Alarm events were conducted in cities throughout the United States between April 28 and May 13. Oregon hosted three Sound the Alarm events in Sutherlin (April 28), Madras (May 5) and Portland (May 12). Fire department partners for each event include the Sutherlin Fire Department, Jefferson County Fire District #1 and Portland Fire & Rescue. “I am extremely grateful to our Red Cross workforce and to our fire department partners for making this campaign such a success,” said Candace Horter, chief executive officer of the Red Cross Cascades Region. “Our work is preventing tragedies and ultimately saving lives.”