Fire Prevention Week

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This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represents the final year of our three-year effort to educate the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm safety.

Why focus on smoke alarms three years in a row? Because NFPA’s survey data shows that the public has many misconceptions about smoke alarms, which may put them at increased risk in the event of a home fire. For example, only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced.

As a result of those and related findings, we’re addressing smoke alarm replacement this year with a focus on these key messages:

  • Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
  • Make sure you know how old all the smoke alarms are in your home.
  • To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date.
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Featured Product
FPW Box for 100
FPW Box for 100
Item #: PKG116


Fire Prevention Week Banner (2016)
Give working smoke alarms top billing in your community with 2016Fire Prevention Week Banners!
Item #: BAN16


Fire Prevention Week Posters (2016)
Reach more people in your community with NFPA's new 2-in-1 English and Spanish 2016 Fire Prevention Week Poster!
Item #: FPW16

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