NFPA offers a wealth of free resources to help you educate your communities and families about the importance of working smoke alarms.
For your community
- A smoke alarm installation program in your community can make a measurable difference in reducing deaths and injuries from fire. The updated “Planning and Implementing a Successful Smoke Alarm Installation Program” (PDF, 1 MB) is a comprehensive guide including everything you’ll need to get started, from tips on how to select volunteers, to pointers on soliciting donations and publicizing your program.
- NFPA's free online smoke alarm awareness campaign toolkit includes hand-outs for families, talking points, public service announcements, fill-in-the-blank news releases, and much more.
For classrooms and adult learners
For kids and families
- Visit Sparky the Fire Dog's® website where fire safety connects with learning -- and download the following mobile apps:
- Match Game: Sparky® teaches kids what a smoke alarm looks like, the sound it makes, and what to do when they hear that sound. (ages 3-5)
- Sparky's Birthday Surprise: Kids learn what to do if the smoke alarm sounds, how to exit the house safely, and how to choose an outside meeting place.
- Calendar tear-sheet: Remind your family to test their smoke alarms.
Use our free infographics on your web site, e-newsletters, or in your local newspapers to help spread your important smoke alarm messages.
Share these memes with important messages
Sergeant Alarm says "Test Your Smoke Alarms!"