It's Fire Prevention Month!

Did you know that October is #FirePreventionMonth? It is, and I can’t help but remember being a little girl and going over an emergency escape plan with my parents and my sister. ⁣

My dad and uncle were part of the fire department and my mom was on the ladies committee, so fire prevention has always been a huge part of my family. Safety really means everything to me and I want to make sure I pass down that same love for safety to my family too! ⁣




I recently sat down with my daughter, Honour (who is always stuck to me like glue), to create and practice our own plan as a family. We made sure to identify two ways out of each room and choose our meeting spot outside. She was so excited to be apart of it!⁣

Here are some important tips you should follow when you are installing smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. ⁣

Be sure to install alarms all around your house in your bedrooms and on each level. ⁣

𝗪𝗲 𝗴𝗼 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗼 “𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗹𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹, 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗺”. ⁣It's so important to ensure that ⁣there are plenty of alarms around your entire house so that there's no way you could miss hearing if one went off!




Remember to test your alarms regularly. ⁣

If you’re anything like me, you’ll forget! That’s why I love First Alert's Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm with a 10-Year Sealed Battery because it’s 2-in-1 protection. ⁣

It has both smoke and carbon monoxide detection and it literally lasts for 10 years - no battery replacements required!. ⁣

After those 10 years, you just replace the alarm completely. I am confident that these alarms will keep us safe and that everyone is protected and ready with a plan. ⁣


Clean your alarms once a month.

Cleaning your alarms once a month ensures that any smoke or carbon monoxide can reach the alarm's sensing chamber. They're super easy to clean - just simply use your vacuum's soft brush attachment or a can of compressed air!





What about you and your family? Do you have a plan? If you don’t, will you create an emergency plan with your family? ⁣If you're looking for more information about Fire Prevention Month, check out First Alert online! They have a TON of resources for making your own emergency plan and answering any fire safety questions you may have!

You can find #FirstAlertProducts at your local Lowe’s store!

MELINDA WATTS

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