Tuesday, October 16, 2012

First Alert - Photoelectric Sensor Smoke Alarm Review and Give-a-way ends 10/30/2012...



Last week was Fire Prevention Week -- October 7th-13th.  I think it's so important to talk about this with my children.  They are only 4 and 7, but it's never too early to start educating them about fire safety. 

 

This year's theme is "Have 2 Ways Out" -- Having 2 ways out of each room in your home is so important.  If there is ever a fire in your house and the first way is blocked, you can use your second way out.

You can educate them by asking them simple questions like "If you are in your bedroom and the door is hot to the touch or the fire is coming from the hallway and you can not use the door, how do you get out?"  My kids answered the window.  We went through this with each room in our home and they were actually pretty smart when it came to this.  Even my 4 year old answered correctly.  It may seem silly to us adults, but to a child that's a big question and something as easy as talking about it for 5 minutes may save their life someday!

I also asked them several other questions and my oldest knew most of the answers, but my 4 year old got a few wrong.  When we were in his room I said "If there was smoke in here would you climb to the top of your bunk bed or would you get low to the ground"  He said that he would "climb to the top".  Most little kids probably would think that.  It took only a few minutes to have this conversation and educate him about it and hopefully he knows now!  

Other important things that you and your family should know...

1. Have an evacuation plan in place and actually practice it.  Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke alarms, and advance planning — a home fire escape plan that everyone in your family is familiar with and has practiced.

2. Check and change smoke alarm batteries!  Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half. Make sure you enough in your home and check to make sure they are working!

3. Educate your children about Carbon Monoxide --The "Silent Killer" and install carbon monoxide alarms.   

Although the popularity of carbon monoxide (CO) alarms has been growing in recent years, it cannot be assumed that everyone is familiar with the hazards of carbon monoxide poisoning in the home. 

Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel are potential sources of carbon monoxide. Vehicles or generators running in an attached garage can also produce dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.  Have a CO alarm and make sure your family knows what to do if it goes off!


Educating your family only takes minutes.  I am so glad that we talked about all of this with our children.   As the old saying goes - "It's better to be safe than sorry"...  Isn't that the truth I would rather take 5 minutes to educate my family and be safe, than not educate them and have something happen and be sorry when it's too late!!

You can learn more information about Fire Prevention Week by visiting:


First Alert recently sent us the Photoelectric Smoke Alarm with Silence.  



This Battery Operated Photoelectric Smoke Alarm detects slow burning fires, which cause a greater risk of smoke inhalation and reduce nuisance alarms from cooking smoke and shower steam. The mute button silences unwanted alarms and tests alarm functions. Easy access to detector batteries means there is no need to remove the alarm from the ceiling to change the battery. 

(It comes with a10-year limited warranty and meets UL standards.)

Please take the time to check your home to make sure you have smoke alarms. Check your batteries at least once a year. We usually check and change batteries when the time changes in the spring and fall.       

You can view all of the products First Alert has to offer by visiting:

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One lucky reader will win a Photoelectric Sensor Smoke Alarm with Silence from First Alert valued at $19.99

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At the end of the month, 5 grand prize winners will receive a "Power Up!" prize pack that includes 5 First Alert smoke alarms with Duracell batteries and a First Alert security camera system.  First Alert will also be tracking their "top referrers" through the month so make sure you "share" with your friends via Facebook!

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Disclaimer:   First Alert provided The Jackson Five Family Blog with a complimentary product sample to conduct this reader review and giveaway.  However, our opinions of the product(s) are entirely our own and we have not been paid to publish positive sentiments towards the company or their products!

50 comments:

  1. I'd like the First Alert Plug In Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Battery Operated Backup. Alarms from First Alert.

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  3. I also need a Carbon Monoxide Alarm. That is one thing we tend to overlook that is also important. Patricia

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  12. I need a Carbon Monoxide Alarm.

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  33. I could use the Kitchen Fire Extinguisher

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