April is the month we kick off our National Sound the Alarm for “Fire Safe Homes” campaign. American Red Cross hopes to educate 100,000 people nationwide about home fire safety by helping families create an escape plan to practice their 2-minute drill, and partnering with fire departments to install smoke alarms. People can sign up now through May 8th via the website (www.SoundTheAlarm.org/SoCal) or by calling 619-354-9609. A trained volunteer will call each household that signs up to walk them through their personalized home fire safety consultation. After the consultation is completed, residents qualify for a free smoke alarm installation (once it’s safe to do so).