Fire spreads faster than ever through homes today, meaning you have less time to escape in the event of a fire. With only three minutes or less to escape, smoke alarms give you and your loved ones the earliest warning possible that there is a fire, so you can get out of your home quickly and safely.
It's important to have working smoke alarms installed on every floor of your home, including inside and outside every sleeping area. When replacing or buying new smoke alarms, look for products that are third-party listed or certified.
Our Smoke Alarm Friendship series is expanding once again with new live-action public safety announcements reminding viewers of the importance of working smoke alarms. The new videos released just in time for Fire Prevention Month are available to download and help spread the life-saving message that #SmokeAlarmsSaveLives.
New editions of UL safety standards for smoke alarms and smoke detectors have performance-based technology requirements, enabling products to better distinguish between cooking smoke and that of a potentially life-threatening fire. These enhancements help minimize cooking nuisance alarms, the top reason why people disable their devices.
Meet Josh and Rebecca, a couple who may not see eye to eye on the décor of their new house but are in total agreement when it comes to having working smoke alarms. Their new Smoke Alarm reminds us all that even though home fires may be decreasing, home fire deaths are on the rise.
Meet Joe and Mike. While Joe’s artistic eye may be somewhat lacking, everyone agrees that a properly installed smoke alarm is a masterpiece.
This Father’s Day, spend quality time together by making sure your dad has working smoke alarms.
Click here to download our Mother’s Day content to remind your community of the importance of having working smoke alarms.
Click here to download our St. Patrick's Day content to remind your community of the importance of having working smoke alarms.
Click here to download our Valentine’s Day content to remind your community of the importance of having working smoke alarms.
Meet Billy and his Smoke Alarm. Unlike Billy’s cooking, his Smoke Alarm has improved over the years. With new technology, the Smoke Alarm can now better distinguish between smoke from cooking and smoke from a real, potentially life-threatening fire.
Meet Becky and her Smoke Alarm. When Becky’s candles catch fire during a moment of zen, her Smoke Alarm alerts her — letting her know she has less than three minutes to escape a home fire.
Help spread the word of fire safety and share the importance of closing your bedroom door each night, having an exit plan, and checking your smoke alarms monthly. Join us by copying, pasting and tagging these downloadable social posts on your social media channels!
Checking your smoke alarms, having an exit plan, and closing your bedroom door each night are all important fire prevention methods. Watch this chilling, real-life example from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department regarding how closing your door can save lives.