Fire Prevention Month 2023

October is Fire Prevention Month! The goal of Fire Prevention Month (and week October 8th - 14th) 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 with help from our partners and local fire departments. This Fire Prevention Month, First Alert is also celebrating 65 years of being a trusted fire safety partner. We are dedicated to "Protecting the Moments" and encourage you to gather your family and discuss fire safety. Enjoy the moments and memories you create with your loved ones with peace of mind knowing you're protected.

The NFPA's 2023 campaign for Fire Safety Month is "Cooking Safety Starts with You." At First Alert, we are proud to support their mission and this year’s theme by helping to raise fire safety awareness in the kitchen. Learn more about kitchen fire safety and best practices.

Help Protect Your Moments

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 not only during Fire Prevention Month, but throughout the entire year. 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.