Cancelled :"Sound the Alarm" with Red Cross - Event is cancelled due to weather conditions


Help us Sound the Alarm about Fire Safety!

Description of the project:

This spring, the American Red Cross needs your help to install 1,000 free smoke alarms and raise funds for lifesaving services during Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events. 

We will be walking door to door to install smoke alarms and educate families on fire prevention and preparedness.  Our goal is to install 1000 smoke alarms (avg. 2.5 per home) to make an estimated 450 homes safer.  There will be about 300 volunteers that day - corporate partners, church and community groups, high school and college youth programs, current volunteers, fire departments, and dozens of individuals.

Registration process: please register on SPE website by clicking "RSVP Now" 


After you register, on the day of actual event, we will sign the waiver forms and will be divided into teams. There are typically 3-4 people on a team.  There is typically only one team per house – but multiple teams per city block.  1 person to install the smoke alarms, 1 person to educate the family about fire safety/prevention, 1 person to document/keep track of # of smoke alarms installed per house. The 4th person is typically a background checked volunteer with the Red Cross.

Training will be provided on the day of the event. There are training videos for each role and information regarding the ‘next steps’ once you get through the application.

Time:  9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Registration and check-in/training begins at 8:00am.


Jack Yates High School

Sound the Alarm - 3rd Ward Houston
3703 Sampson Street 
Houston TX 77004  

Meeting place: Jack Yates High School, their gymnasium. We will be wearing SPE blue/white t-shirts.

Parking: Please park at the Jack Yates High School parking

Food  /drinks: Breakfast, snack, water and lunch will be provided by Red Cross.


 Please contact Vera Williams for any questions or if you are having trouble with directions and instructions.


Location: Jack Yates High School, 3rd Ward Houston
3703 Sampson Street
Houston , TX 77004

Date: May 11, 2019, 8 a.m. - May 11, 2019, 1:30 p.m.