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For more information about smoke alarms, visit NFPA's smoke alarm central.

Classroom materials & resources

Introduce Fire Prevention Week to students through fun, interactive lessons, activities and take-home materials. 

Sing and dance along with SteveSongs as Rosalie and her little brother learn the four key steps to follow when you hear the sound of a smoke alarm. See more videos.

Tips for communities

Smoke alarms are your first line of defense in a home fire, giving you the minutes needed to escape safely. Learn everything you need to know about installing, testing, maintaining and replacing smoke alarms in your home to increase your household’s safety from fire.

Smoke alarm safety at home (PDF)
Also available in Spanish (PDF).
  Smoke alarm 10-minute mini lesson
Smoke alarm 10-minute
mini lesson
    Easy-to-read smoke alarm tip sheet
Easy-to-read get to know
smoke alarms

Lesson plan
Use this 10-minute mini lesson (PDF) to teach attendees to locate the date of manufacture on a smoke alarm and appreciate the importance of replacing smoke alarms when they reach the 10-year mark.

Tips and lesson plans for high-risk populations 

Some people in your community may be at a higher risk to home fires. Groups such as older adults, people with disabilities, newcomers to your community, and individuals with limited English proficiency have specific needs related to fire prevention. Smoke alarm and related fire safety advice specifically for high-risk groups can help keep all community members safe. 

In this presentation, presented in American sign language, an overview is given of the importance of having a working smoke alarm in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.