Fire Prevention Month 2022

Fire Prevention Month

October is Fire Prevention Month! The goal of Fire Prevention Month (and week October 9th - 15th) is to raise fire safety awareness and help ensure your home and family is protected. In 1922, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) named the second week of October Fire Prevention Week in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. Today, we celebrate Fire Prevention Week and Month by raising fire safety awareness and educating families, students and communities. During this month, fire departments provide education to their communities, and encourage parents and loved ones to practice fire safety and whole home safety.

The NFPA's 2022 campaign for Fire Safety Month is "Fire Won't Wait, Plan Your Escape." At First Alert, we are proud to support their mission and this year’s theme. For Fire Safety Month this year, First Alert is urging families to protect your whole home today with "Safety You Can Trust." First Alert is the #1 brand in fire safety by providing homeowners fire safety products that have been trusted by generations. Help protect your home today by installing smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, as well as having fire extinguishers at home. First Alert is dedicated to helping protect what matters most because a home emergency can happen at any time.

Help Protect Your Whole Home

First Alert has been protecting homes and families since 1958. We urge you to practice whole home safety, so you and your family are prepared this Fire Prevention Week and Month. Having functioning alarms installed throughout your home is the first line of defense for fire prevention. They work around the clock to provide your family an early alert in the event of an emergency, providing you time to safely escape. Smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms should be placed on every level of the home, including the basement, as well as inside and outside each bedroom. Fire extinguishers should also be placed on every level of the home, especially in the kitchen and garage.

Encourage Your Family to Get Involved

Take this opportunity to discuss fire safety with your family. You may be intimidated to bring up such a serious topic with your kids, but this will help your family be more confident and prepared in the event of an emergency. To assist you, we have provided additional resources below to help explain fire safety to your children.

To learn more about Fire Prevention Month and the importance of fire safety click here.

Source: National Fire Protection Association and First Alert Survey*