Keeping Your Community Safe and Sound

Local media can help keep your community safe and sound

Customize these resources and work with local media to help spread the word about smoke alarms.

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Smoke alarms can mean the difference between life and death in a fire. Working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Smoke alarms detect and alert people to fire in its early stages, giving them the time needed to escape safety. Use the following resources to conduct a smoke alarm awareness campaign in your community.

For families

Three out of five home fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms at all or no smoke alarms that work. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Take this quiz (PDF, 790 KB), and find out if you know all you need about the smoke alarms in your home.

Talking about smoke alarms

Print public service announcements (all quarter-page)

People who are deaf or hard-of-hearing
Smoke alarms save lives. But those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing cannot depend on the sound of the regular alarm to alert them to a fire.

Other resources

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