Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half.
Video: Learn basic smoke alarm safety tips.
NEW REPORT: NFPA's "Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires", by Marty Ahrens, March 2014.
Family activity - check your smoke alarms!
Download a calendar tearsheet (PDF, 228 KB), and put it in an important place in your home. Remember to have a grown-up test your smoke alarms once a month. Tear off the correct month when the test is finished!
Teach your kids the sound a smoke alarm makes and what to do when they hear that sound
Designed for children ages three to five, Sparky's Match game combines a fun matching game with learning about smoke alarms. This message is especially important to small children, who may not recognize the sound or are unaware that hearing a smoke alarm means get outside and stay outside.
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