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!