Keep your family safe with a working smoke alarm in every bedroom.
Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep?
Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half!
When it comes to smoke alarms, it’s about “location, location, location”.
The key message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 4-10, is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. Larger homes may need more alarms.
NFPA is excited to share this important information so everyone better understands the life-saving value of home smoke alarms.
Take a look around your home. You need a smoke alarm on every floor and inside every bedroom. Now you can help me! Grab a grown-up and have them press the test button on each and every one to make sure they work.
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Stay Fire Smart! Don’t Get Burned
Here are some more fun activities:
- Send a fun Sparky® e-card to your friends and family.
- Visit the Miller family for a step-by-step guide on home escape planning.
- Hunt for home hazards with the Simpson family.
- Staying overnight at a friends’ house? Review our sleepover safety tips.
- Check out cool games at Sparky’s Arcade.
Reproduced from NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week Web site, www.firepreventionweek.org.