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American Red Cross - Riverside County Chapter

  Riverside Fire Department



  •   Six times per day, someone dies in a home fire in the United States. Injuries due to home fires occur every 90 seconds.

  • A fire department is called to a home fire almost 1,000 times every day.

  • And sadly, the numbers have remained about the same over the course of the last 20 years.

To make a change in these devastating numbers, the American Red Cross is launching the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. This 5 year campaign is intended to reduce the number of deaths and injuries due to fire in the U.S. by 25 percent.


The City of Riverside Fire Department joined the American Red Cross Riverside County Chapter for a Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.  Red Cross and Riverside CERT Volunteers and Fire Explorers canvassed pre-designated areas in the City of Riverside providing Fire Safety Information and installing Smoke Detectors to those in need.

                  A Great Life Saving Project!

For more information on Fire Safety visit the National Fire Protection Association NFPA at:


Riverside Fire Department

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Riversiders need to be vigilant in preparing for all types of emergencies. The city is preparing for disasters, but residents will most often be the first to render aid to family and neighbors.

Taking steps now to prepare will go a long way to returning our community to normalcy. Please join me in making our city a safer and better prepared place to live, work, and visit.

Get a kit, make a plan, be informed and get involved.

Mayor Rusty Bailey

Being prepared can mean the difference between life and death in an emergency. Just as the City of Riverside and partner agencies are prepared to deal with large scale emergencies, individuals must be prepared as well. Ready Riverside highlights a four-step approach to emergency preparedness.

Ready RiversideGet a Kit

Ready RiversideMake a Plan

Ready RiversideBe Informed

Ready RiversideGet Involved

By taking these few simple steps, you can become ready for any emergency that may affect you at home, at school, at work, or while traveling.

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