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Fire Prevention Month | Upgrading Your Home Safety

October is fire prevention month and in our home, we use this as a reminder to double check batteries in our fire alarms and review/amend our family escape plan. I think that this is a good start to being safe but I am not sure that it's enough so I did a little research and I did learn a few things. We hope that you enjoy our Fire Prevention Month | Upgrading Your Home Safety@FirstAlert #SuperPreparedFamily post.

Did you know that every year nearly 3,000 American die from home fires? This is sad and even sadder is that many of these lives could have possibly been saved if well positioned, working smoke alarms had been in place.  But what does that mean? Well, you want to make sure that you have smoke alarms placed throughout your home, at least one on each level and one in every bedroom.

Ensuring properly functioning smoke alarms are installed throughout the home – one on each level and in every bedroom, as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends – is the first line of defense for fire prevention. Additionally, alarms must be regularly tested for proper alarm and battery functionality – and all alarms must be replaced at least every 10 years. I did not know this! One of the cool things about First Alert devices that we recently installed is that they all feature a 10 year battery…in other words, they come with a power supply that matches the lifespan of the detector. Very cool.

Fire Prevention Month | Upgrading Your Home Safety @FirstAlert #SuperPreparedFamilyFire Prevention Month | Upgrading Your Home Safety @FirstAlert #SuperPreparedFamilyFire Prevention Month | Upgrading Your Home Safety @FirstAlert #SuperPreparedFamily Fire Prevention Month | Upgrading Your Home Safety @FirstAlert #SuperPreparedFamilyInstalling First Alert Devices

Installation of the detectors was incredibly easy as well. You attach the base with two screws and then attach the detector. Then you press the test button to make sure everything turned on correctly. That is all there is to it.

Fire Prevention Month | Upgrading Your Home Safety @FirstAlert #SuperPreparedFamilyFirst Alert 10-year Dual Sensing Photoelectric and Ionization Smoke Alarm

The First Alert 10-year Dual Sensing Photoelectric and Ionization Smoke Alarm features a microchip that helps determine the difference between non-threatening conditions and real emergencies. The SA3210 is great overall protection because it has both types of smoke sensors recommended by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Fire Prevention Month | Upgrading Your Home Safety @FirstAlert #SuperPreparedFamilyFire Prevention Month | Upgrading Your Home Safety @FirstAlert #SuperPreparedFamilyFirst Alert P1010 Atom 10-Year Smoke and Fire Alarm

First Alert P1010 Atom 10-Year Smoke and Fire Alarm features a micro design that adds an element of style to safety.The P1010 is a nice addition to your home’s safety, ideal for the bedroom. Photoelectric alarm features:
  • uses 52% less resin to manufacture than the standard 10-year smoke alarm
  • 76% less plastic than the standard packaging and provides all the necessary protection to help keep your family and your home safe
  • advanced smoke entry system with a photoelectric sensor that will detect regular and slow, smoldering fires and reduce false alarms that result from cooking and shower steam
  • loud 85dB penetrating and powerful siren to ensure everyone is out of the building safely (during an alarm, you will hear a loud; repeating horn pattern and an LED light will flash rapidly) near effortless installation process by utilizing a SmartClip Mounting System that can easily be attached to any wall or ceiling.

Fire Prevention Month | Upgrading Your Home Safety @FirstAlert #SuperPreparedFamilyFirst Alert 10-Year Sealed Photoelectric Combination Alarm

In addition to fire, you need to guard against CO gas buildup. Often dubbed “the silent killer,” CO is a colorless and odorless gas that is impossible to detect without an alarm. To make matters worse, CO poisoning is notoriously difficult to diagnose as the symptoms mimic those of many other illnesses including nausea, headaches, dizziness, weakness, chest pain and vomiting. To guard against this threat, we installed the First Alert PRC710, a combination fire and Carbon Monoxide detector. The PRC710 provides both smoke and CO safety.

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Two types of protection in one alarm features: 

  • prolonged lifespan of ten years
  • ten year sealed lithium battery that ensures a decade's worth of uninterrupted awareness
  • eliminates annoying low battery chirps and costly battery replacements for the 10-year life of the alarm. T
  • element of style to safety with a slimmer round design
  • half the size of the standard alarm with all the protection needed to help keep what matters most safe and secure.

Fire Prevention Month | Upgrading Your Home Safety @FirstAlert #SuperPreparedFamilyFirst Alert 10-Year Sealed Multi-Function Carbon Monoxide Alarm

The First Alert CO710 carbon monoxide detector displays ambient temperature plus alarms and displays CO if it detects carbon monoxide in the home. The CO710 is a nice table-top addition, and can be easily added to any room. Features include:

  • utilizers an electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor – the most accurate technology available
  • emits a loud, 85dB alarm if carbon monoxide levels are detected at dangerous levels
  • convenient peak function captures and allows you to retrieve the highest CO level recorded in your home
  • includes a long life sealed lithium battery to power the alarm for a full 10 years without replacing the battery
  • end-of-life alarm signals when it's time to replace the unit in 10 years.

{VIDEO} Why You Should Test & Replace Alarms

In this video, you get to meet Max Safety, the father of the Super Prepared Family. Max walks you through the importance of testing and replacing alarms.

REMEMBER: Test alarms regularly and replace them every ten years.

Practicing Fire Safety

ONLY 27% of families have included a meeting spot in their fire escape plans. When it comes to fire safety, it is critical that you have a escape plan for your family. Your plan should include two ways out of every room, and it should include a family meeting place. To make the planning fun, involve the kids. Brainstorm on what paths everyone should take out of each room. And once you have a plan in place, be sure to run a few practice drills. We hope that you enjoyed our Fire Prevention Month | Upgrading Your Home Safety@FirstAlert #SuperPreparedFamily post.

TIP: When creating a plan with your family, make sure you can identify two ways out of each room – which can include windows and doors – and make sure everyone in the home understands the plan. This is something that older children can help create – it is fun to get the whole family involved!

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