Coffman is a proud supporter of the Sound the Alarm program.

Coffman is proud to announce a $100,000 charitable contribution in support of the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign. This commitment continues a strong partnership between the two organizations that began over a decade ago.

Home fires are the most frequent disaster

Coffman’s contribution is supporting the Home Fire Campaign, a national Red Cross initiative focused on preventing home fires as well as mitigating the impacts should a fire occur. Home fires are the nation’s most frequent disaster, with more than 86,000 people relying on the Red Cross for support to recover from more than 23,000 home fires so far this year. These disasters also claim seven lives every day in the U.S. — many in homes without working smoke alarms, which can cut the risk of death by half.

“Fire protection engineering work protects property, and most importantly, people. But initiatives like the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign are critical to addressing fire preparedness,” said Coffman Engineers’ CEO and Chair, Dave Ruff. “We are grateful for the mission and tireless work of the Red Cross to provide year-round relief and support for those impacted by home fires. It is our honor to continue this partnership.”

Employees volunteer to install free smoke alarms

In addition to the donation, Coffman has mobilized employees across the country to volunteer their time during Red Cross Sound the Alarm events. During these events, community members will work together to install free smoke alarms for local families vulnerable to home fires. These efforts are part of a national Red Cross Sound the Alarm initiative to install 50,000 free smoke alarms in more than 50 at-risk communities across the country between now and the end of May.


Coffman supported events include:

  • Spokane, Washington – Saturday, May 7, 2022
  • Honolulu, Hawaii – Wednesday, May 11, 2022
  • San Diego, California – Saturday, May 14, 2022

“Every second counts during a home fire, when you may have as little as two minutes to escape,” said Megan Snow, Red Cross Philanthropy Officer. “That’s why Red Cross volunteers and community partners are joining together this May to Sound the Alarm. We are thrilled to have Coffman Engineers joining us in this lifesaving effort.”

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