CLOSED:First Alert’s Great Escape Sweeps for Fire Prevention Month (+ Giveaway)


This month is Fire Prevention Month and while we pray our homes and possessions always remain safe from the outbreak of a fire, it is important to be prepared. To bring about an awareness to the community, First Alert has put together a “Home Safety Checklist” which includes tips on what must be done to ensure fire and CO safety.


In the event of a fire, every second counts!” said Deborah Hanson, director of external affairs for First Alert. “In just seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire and a home can become engulfed in flames and smoke. An effective escape plan can help you and your loved ones get out of the house quickly and safely in an emergency.

According to Hanson, the best escape plans have two ways to get out of each room just in case the primary way is blocked by fire or smoke. Make sure everyone in the household knows the various routes and practice your escape plan once a month so it becomes second nature. Voice-enabled alarms, like those available from First Alert, also can help save time by identifying where fire and smoke are in the home so residents can determine the safest and fastest ways out.



Voice Smooke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm

One such alarm is the SCO7N Voice Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm


MSRP:. US 64.99 US$


Features include:

● Talking alarm, actual voice speaks the type and location of danger in your home, when easily programmed.
● Dual smoke & co sensing, Ultimate protection from two deadly dangers.
● Remote controlled mute, point & click any remote control unit to quiet unwanted alarms. (remote not included)
● Photoelectric smoke sensing, optimal protection from smoldering fires. plus, reduces false alarms like those caused by cooking fires and shower steam.
● Eco-friendly, completely recyclable as an electronic device.
● Mute button, mutes unnecessary alarms immediately. also tests alarm function with same button.
● EZ access battery drawer, no need to remove alarm from ceiling to change battery.
● Low battery signal mute, quiets low battery signal for up to 8 hours.
● Electrochemical sensor, most accurate technology available for detecting carbon monoxide* *compared to other common sensing technologies.
● Ed of life timer, alarm chirps when it is time to replace it.
● 2 AA batteries included.
● Loud 85db alarm.
● 5-year limited warranty, carbon monoxide alarms should be replaced every 5 years for maximum protection.
● Meets UL217 & UL2034 standards.


Programming the alarm is easy but be warned that the voice alert is very loud. I know this is definitely something that is very useful when there is a fire but a little scary especially for young children when the batteries die out.



Sweeps Buzz:


First Alert’s “The Great Escape” sweepstakes will award one lucky family with a prize package including roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations for four to experience some of the “hottest” attractions that the Windy City has to offer. In keeping with the sweepstakes’ fire prevention theme, the prize package also will include dinner at the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant and tickets to the Lookingglass Theatre’s production of “The Great Fire.”


To enter, participants must simply “like” First Alert on Facebook between October 3 and October 31, then register to enter. Existing fans may enter by clicking the sweepstakes tab. Participants may enter once per day.

The sweepstakes is part of a month-long campaign being conducted by First Alert to educate consumers about residential fire prevention and, in particular, the importance of having and practicing a fire escape plan.

As part of “The Great Escape” sweepstakes, Facebook fans also will have the chance to win a First Alert new Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide (CO) Voice Alarm.

This Friday is the last Friday of the contest where First Alert will give away one alarm to a random sweepstakes participant.



Win it:

One reader will win a SCO7N First Alert Voice Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm 



Here’s how you can win it:


Use the Rafflecopter form provided below to enter this giveaway. Entries not recorded in the same will be disqualified.



About Marina

Marina is the grateful, Texas-based, Mommy of a book-loving, 9 year old daughter, a 5 year old son who loves all things that fly and a serene 1 year old daughter. Her husband (and best friend) is her biggest support as she shares snippets from the awesome life God has blessed them with on Mommy Snippets.

What tides her through each day?...A hot cup of cardamom chai and Philippians 4:13!


  1. 1
    Linda Kish says:

    When my son was small, we talked about exit routes and where we would meet outside in case of a fire. Fortunately, we always lived on the first floor.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    We have an escape route planned and my kids know to meet out front by the curb.

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    We keep exits clear and all windows!

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    Stephanie G says:

    Our kids are still really young to understand emergencies fully, but they know that they need to immediately find a way out of the house if they can’t find mommy and daddy and they know to go to our neighbor’s house.

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    We have talked to our child about what to do and where to go.

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    we’ve talked about not trying to put it out, just to get out of the house
    nannypanpan at

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    sarah davis says:

    we talk about our meeting place for a disaster and as a family, update our emergency kit every january 1st
    sarah at

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    ♡♥♬ Louis ♡♥♬ says:

    they know that they have to run out immediately and not try to hide

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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    We taught him to leave the house ,and if he is caught on fire to stop,drop,& roll!!

    mysteri_015 at yahoo dot com

  10. 10

    we always talked to our children about going outside and where we would meet.

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    Jennifer H says:

    Mine are too young to prepare them just yet, but we certainly will.

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    Jen Shirley says:

    We plan on where we would meet in the case of a fire and teach about calling 911. Thanks!
    essingtonj@hotmail dot com

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    Melanie Mervin says:

    My daughter is too young to understand right now, but I plan to teach her all about it once she gets old enough!

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    we practice drills at home every few months and plan our escape routes.

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    mary fallon says:

    we have gone over how to get out from upstairs and in the basement in an emergency, my kids are older so they understand and can practice it.

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    Make a plan, teaching, and practice ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  17. 17

    You make a plan and practice it so it becomes a habit. Rita

  18. 18

    i just calmy explain what he should do in the event of afire.

  19. 19

    We have a plan that we practice and we establish a safe meeting spot.

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    wendy wallach says:

    we take fire drills and fire safety education seriously!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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    When my 2 children were young we did fire drills like they did at school to teach them how to exit our home in case of fire. We do these fire drills now with our granddaughter so she knows the plan to exit in case of fire.

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    Denise LeBegue says:

    We are working on teaching him how to call 911 and memorizing our address.

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    we have an escape route and a meet up lpace

    pjames330 at aol dot com

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    I wasn’t sure if I told you but I was hacked into at my rj_angel_house address and I was locked out for 8 days. I just got it back and there was no e-mails there. In the mean time I started the rjspratlen e-mail instead and I think I will keep it to enter the giveaways. It has been a nightmare and I am loosing count of who I told what to! I hope you didn’t get an e-mail I was in Spain and needed money. The nerve of some people. Thanks. Rita Spratlen

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    Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    Educating them on it

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    joanne major says:

    i have taught my grandkids how to get out or where to go in case of bad weather.

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    Everyone knows to get out of the house first and then we have a place to meet in case of an emergency.


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    Tell your child about emergency exits, 911, stop drop and roll.

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    melissa Resnick says:

    we made a plan of escape

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    Kat Emerick says:

    We keep exits clear from toys and all windows ready to open. Its good to have a fire escape ladder close to window in case to are on the second floor.

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    Amanda N. says:

    My little man’s still too young to really understand fire-safety. The best we can do at this point is use fire-safe bedding and pajamas. We’ve got a smoke detector. When I test the alarm (or Daddy accidentally “tests” it while cooking), I try to explain what it is, what we would do if it were going off “for real”, and why we aren’t doing anything right then. I figure it won’t be too long before he’ll be old enough to understand what to do and how to do it, if there were a fire.

    ayakers (at) gmail (dot) com

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    We have rope ladders in every room upstairs and we have taught our 5 year old how to use it.

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    Lauren Garrett says:

    No kids yet but we are trying! The hubby and I live on the ground floor of an apartment so we should be able to find our way out pretty easily!

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    We have an emergency plan on how to exit the house

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    We create a safety plan and allow them to draw/color it on paper so that it is easier to remember.

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    Olivia Merifield says:

    It’s always good to have a planned escape route.

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    i’ve told my daughter to get out of the house and run next door.

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    My great granddaughter is too small to understand yet. With my children we planned the exit and did practice alerts from time to time.

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    We have mock fire drill and they all know how to call 911 (Emscout9)

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    Laura Jacobson says:

    We always make sure that the kids know how to get out if a fire starts, and where to meet outside once out there.

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    Practice fire drills and watching a video of firemen so they know what they look like in their gear.

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    janell wagner says:

    we have an exit plan