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
● 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.
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.
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.