What to Know About National Fire Prevention Month

At First Alert, October is one of our favorite months of the year, as it is National Fire Prevention Month! While we believe the topic of fire safety should have our attention at all times throughout the year, October is our chance to bring awareness to fire prevention and the importance of being prepared. It’s crucial to call attention to what fire safety items you should have in your home as well as other ways you can get your family involved.

 

Home Fire Safety Equipment

Your home should be well-equipped with the proper equipment to act as an extra layer of protection for you and your family. First and foremost, you should have the proper amount of smoke alarms in your home. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) recommends that every home have at least one smoke alarm in each bedroom, outside of every sleeping area, and on every level of the home. First Alert has smoke alarms (you can’t claim this), has a variety of alarms that meet all family’s needs. (you can add the link here – add 10-year but do not add ionization)

Other fire safety products that should be inside of your home include escape ladders and fire extinguishers. (add placement and detail)

 

Encourage Your Family to Get Involved

If you have children, October iis the prefect time to discuss fire safety. You may be intimidated to bring up such a serious topic, but this will help your family be more confident in the event of an emergency.

Stop, drop and roll is a fun and educational way to get your kids involved in fire safety and get them thinking about how to best handle unexpected situations. Explain to them what matches and lighters are and how dangerous they can be so they are not tempted to explore those items on their own.

This is also the perfect time to create or practice your family’s escape plan. – explain here – practice two times a year, have a meeting place, and call 911 once outside.

 

Emphasize Fire Safety Year-Round

As October comes and goes, continue to emphasize the importance of fire safety to your family year-round. Practice a fire-escape route in your home and make sure that you can identify at least two Visit our website to learn more about our fire safety products and resources to help prepare your family for fire safety.