October is Fire Prevention Month. While todaymay be October 31, the Super Prepared Family takes steps to keep their family safe all year round. A special thank you to First Alert for sending us a Fire Prevention Kit to help us be prepared. Check out the fire prevention tips AND learn how you can enter to win a Fire Prevention Kit of your own.
Replace non working smoke alarms.
Did you know that three of every five home fire deaths result from fires in homes without smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms? That's why it's so important to test your fire alarms regularly and make sure they are replaced at least every 10 years regardless of their manufacturer. Try to make a habit of checking your alarms at least twice a year (like at Daylight Savings Time).
Don't walk away from the stove.
We're all guilty of walking away from the stove, but the number-one leading cause of house fires is unattended cooking. Don't leave the kitchen while cooking, and place fire extinguishers in each area of the home where a fire could potentially occur, including the kitchen, living room, bedrooms and garage. Make sure you know how to use them!
Have an emergency plan.
Are you a home that has an emergency plan? Only half of the homes do. In the event of an emergency, it's important to leave your home, and stay outside, away from the home. Do not go back for pets. Call 911 and wait for your home to be declared safe before re-entry.
Carbon Monoxide kills.
The number 1 killer isn't fire, it's carbon monoxide. The number-one leading cause of accidental deaths is carbon monoxide (CO) Known as the “silent killer,” CO is a colorless and odorless gas that is impossible to detect without a sensing device. Most carbon monoxide detectors have a useful life of seven years – will sound their end-of-life chirp soon and will need to be replaced. If you can't remember when the last time you replaced yours, it's probably time to replace it.
NFPA recommends installing smoke alarms on each level of the home and in every bedroom.
Any place you might have a fire have alarms. It's simple and this image helps you see where you should put them.
The Super Prepared Family
To help educate families on the importance of whole home safety, First Alert has produced a series of educational videos starring the “Super Prepared Family.” From the outside, they may look like a typical family, but each family member has a special “super safety power” and plays an important role in helping ensure their family and home are protected. This year, the Super Prepared Family is sharing vital safety tips and information, as well as highlighting these critical home safety statistics.
You can give your kids age appropriate roles to keep your family safe!
To see the Super Prepared Family in action and obtain information and other resources regarding smoke and CO alarms, alarm laws in your state, as well as tips for protecting your family from smoke, fire and carbon monoxide, visit www.firstalert.com/firepreventionmonth.
Fire Prevention Coloring Pages
First Alert has provided free coloring sheets to help kids be part of the super prepared family!
Enter to win a fire prevention kit
Open to US only, 18+, Void where prohibited. Ends November 6, 2018 11:59pm pst
To Enter, comment below what your family does to be super prepared!
The Fire Prevention Kit, which comes in a colorable box, includes:
· Four (4) 10-Year Combination Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm (MSRP: $49.99)
· One (1) Fire Prevention Month coloring book
· One (1) Fire truck toy
· One (1) Jr. Fire Marshal sticker
· One (1) box of crayons
· One (1) pencil