Mom Knows Best : October is Fire Prevention Month Giveaway

Monday, October 16, 2017

October is Fire Prevention Month Giveaway

This Fire Prevention Month, ensure your family is super prepared!


October is National Fire Prevention Month and an important time to make sure your home and family are taking key safety steps and know what to do in case of emergency. The Super Prepared family is here to help! Practice fire safety and make your family “super prepared” too!



Every October my boys remind me of the importance of fire safety. They bring home materials from school that they received from the fire department school visit. They also tell me about the homework that they must do for Fire Prevention Month. This year the homework was to plan a fire escape route. So the boys drew a layout of our house and we then discussed the best way to escape if our house was on fire. I also tested the boy's knowledge of feeling for hot doors, what to do if you catch on fire and other important things. I am glad that I had a website to visit to get more information on fire safety. All this fire prevention learning brought back memories of my learning "stop, drop, and roll" along with fire drills at school. The boys thought it would be a great idea to have a practice fire drill at home. 


The boys also reminded their dad to test all the smoke and CO alarms and replace the batteries in them once a year. I am glad we took the time to check the alarms as we realized that our CO alarm was over 10 years old and needed to be replaced. 


We then made a safety checklist which included mom having to buy a new CO alarm along with other important items that would help us be safe in case of a fire. I was amazed at the new technology in smoke and CO alarms when I did my shopping for a new CO alarm. Some of the First Alert alarms include a long life sealed lithium battery to power the alarm for a full 10 years without replacing the battery and they need no electrical connection. This eliminates costly battery replacements and annoying low battery chirps in the middle of the night. An end-of-life alarm signals when it's time to replace the unit in 10 years.
That lithium battery sounded awesome to me as I remember many years ago when we had moved into our home and at 3 AM several of the smoke alarms started to chirp. 


So I decided to replace some of our smoke alarms with new First Alert 10-Year Combination Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms. I really like that these could detect both smoke and carbon monoxide in my home. Did you know that carbon monoxide is a silent killer? 

Carbon monoxide (CO) is one of the leading causes of accidental poisoning deaths in America, yet many people don't know they are suffering from CO poisoning until it's too late. Since symptoms of CO poisoning are like the flu, you might not even know you're in danger at first. 


We also replace the smoke alarm in my son's room with this cool small smoke and fire alarm. I love that it has a 10-year battery and can be placed on the wall.


We also placed this free-standing carbon monoxide detector and this fire extinguisher on top of the fridge. I like that the carbon monoxide detector tells me the temperature and it can be wall mounted also. 


I am glad my boys brought home information about Fire safety as that allowed me to learn more about Fire Prevention and safety. Want to learn more? Then click on the below link to learn more about the "Super Prepared Family".


Giveaway
I have a Fire Prevention Kit (estimated retail value of $220) to giveaway to one lucky reader! To be entered to win this awesome prize, just enter on the giveaway form below!

The Fire Prevention Kit will include:
·         10-Year Atom Smoke & Fire Alarm (MSRP: $39.99)
·         10-Year Dual Sensor Smoke & Fire Alarm (MSRP: $49.95)
·         10-Year Alarm Life Carbon Monoxide Alarm (MSRP: $59.95)
·         10-Year Combination Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm (MSRP: $49.99)
·         Tundra Fire Extinguishing Spray (MSRP: $19.99)



This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years of age or older.  Chances of winning this giveaway depend on the number of entries. All entries will be verified. The winner will be notified within 24 hours of the end of the contest and will then have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited


93 comments:

  1. We are careful to change the batteries in our smoke detectors and we have an escape route planned.

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  2. we are prepared with an extinguisher and an escape plan

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  3. We are going to be doing a fire escape plan and decide on a meeting place!

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  4. We have an escape plan and meeting place!

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  5. We are prepared because we have a plan in case of fire.

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  6. We actually map out where were going to meet if there is ever is am emergency.

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  7. Evacuation plan and smoke detectors.

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  8. Since moving the kids and I still need to set up the escape route and will be doing that soon I am in process of getting all the smoke & carbon monoxide detectors installed.

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  9. We keep our smoke alarm batteries fresh, have a fire extinguisher and an evacuation plan.

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  10. We have a smoke detector plus a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and living room. We also have escape ladder in bedroom.

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  11. We have an escape route, and an alternate.

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  12. We have an escape route and a meeting place.

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  13. We have smoke alarms and we also have at least two escape routes.

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  14. We have an escape plan and know where to meet

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  15. We do have a plan in place but I am glad to see this giveaway as we could update some of our items with this.

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  16. We have children inside stickers on the kids room, and smoke alarms

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  17. We are going to be doing a fire escape plan

    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  18. Practice our home fire drill twice a year. marci-lyn@hotmail.com

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  19. We have a plan to meet by a tree across the street if we have to leave our house in an emergency. We have fire alarms and fire extinguisher in certain locations in our home.

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  20. We have smoke alarms along with carbon monoxide alarms too. We all know we need to leave the house at the first sign of smoke!

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  21. We will be prepared by replacing and testing our alarms!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  22. We have smoke alarms on all floors and ladders for the windows on the second story.

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  23. I have an escape plan and a meeting place. I need to replace the smoke detectors because mine are old.

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  24. My family has a safety plan and meeting place but I admit we have never had a drill and we should. You can never be too prepared.

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  25. We have some work to do. We've got the smoke alarms, but we've never had a discussion of how to get out or where to meet up afterwards. Also, I just checked and the kitchen fire extinguisher has expired, so that needs to get sorted.

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  26. We have a fire escape plan and we faithfully check our smoke detectors. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. I have of smoke alarms. I test them once a month and replace the batteries at least once a year.

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  28. We have ladders and we have several different escape plans. We have pet carriers out side for our pet.

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  29. We have a plan in place and a good exit strategy/meeting spot picked out.

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  30. We have smoke detectors in all bedrooms, kitchen, family room, basement,halls, and garage. We also have extinguishers in same places.

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  31. We have an escape plan and know where to go.

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  32. My family has an emergency escape plan. We also have smoke detectors all around the house as well.

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  33. We have smoke detectors and an escape plan set with the kids!

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  34. We have an escape plan in place but this is timely because I need to replace one of my smoke detectors and my kitchen extinguisher. I have been forgetting to get these from the store for far too long.

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  35. We have fire alarms in every room and an extinguisher in the kitchen

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  36. We have two safety evacuation routes and our kids all know how to use the fire extinguisher.

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  37. We have 8 detectors that are hard wired in my house. We also have a carbon monoxide detector that saved our lives this past winter.

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  38. We are fairly prepared because we already have smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and an fire evacuation plan, but there are some more things we can do.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  39. This is a giveaway we all can use no matter how prepared we are, we sill need extra back up.

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  40. We have a fire extinguisher, recently checked & replaced.

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  41. We will be prepared with an exit plan and meeting place.

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  42. We change out all the smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors twice a year.

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  43. We have a plan and the kids know it well we have fire drills . They know what spot to run to if they can get out if they cant they go through the window. They also know if they can't get out dont hide stay low on the floor by your bed we will get to you.

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  44. We have a plan for fires that start in different parts of the house...
    Sherri J

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  45. I have an escape plan and smoke detectors.

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  46. we have an escape plan and a meeting place

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  47. We have an escape plan, fire extinguishers, smoke alarms but we should get some sort of ladder for getting out of the upstairs safely.

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  48. I have an escape plan in place but need some sort of stool or ladder to get out of basement if a fire happens at night. I don't need a meeting place as I am the only one in the home.

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  49. We prepare by checking the batteries in the smoke alarms and make sure everything works good.

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  50. We check the batteries in our smoke detectors,Natalie.natbelinsky@verizon.net

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  51. We have a fire escape route mapped out, and our plan is to meet at the pool.

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  52. I am going to talk to my family about a meeting place and also get a can of tundra to have on hand. We recently moved and need a new meeting place.

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  53. We have an escape plan and meeting place

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  54. We have a fire escape plan and check out fire alarm and extinguisher regularly.

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  55. We'll start by testing and replacing alarms.

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  56. We have an escape route planned for the past 8 years and we go over it every couple of months

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  57. We have a meeting place, the light pole. And I just added smoke alarms to my shopping list because ours are 10 years old already.

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  58. Smoke detectors have saved a lot of lives.

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  59. Having the necessities such as smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and having a plan.

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  60. We have an escape route and a meeting place.

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  61. I sleep better knowing First Alert is watching out for me!

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  62. My family has devised an escape plan for all rooms, and a common meeting place should we get separated.

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  63. had a escape plan since my kids were little

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  64. We will be getting a Carbon Monoxide Alarm.

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  65. were prepared by having a place to go to if a fire ever happens and we taught them to go low and cover mouth with blanket towel or whatever they could get a hold

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  66. We have a large house with multiple detectors, and window and/or door exits easily accessible in all rooms. Everyone in the house (aside from a couple of very young visiting grandchildren)is old enough to understand the premise of getting out first and THEN calling 911, etc. Even the bedrooms of the grandchildren would be easily entered through windows if necessary.

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  67. We have already put a plan in place for our family to get out. (jozywails@gmail.com)

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  68. We have an evacuation plan and make sure we keep our batteries changed in our Carbon Monoxide Alarm

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  69. prepare with a fire extinguisher and an escape plan

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  70. We have a fire escape plan that we review periodically.

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  71. We will prepare by showing fire safety videos to our son and making an escape plan in our home.

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  72. We are prepared by having a fire extinguisher and we have a fire drill every month or so.

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  73. we have a plan and we talk about it and work on being prepared but hopefully we never have to worry about it.

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  74. We're going to start with having a safety checklist.

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  75. We have smoke detectors in every room and have an extinguisher in kitchen and hallway closet.

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  76. We have an escape plan and regularly practice it.

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  77. We have extinguishers on each floor of the house and have a plan to get out.

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  78. We have fire alarms in each area of the house and a plan for getting out if the doors, and if the doors are blocked.

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  79. We keep an extinguisher accessible and have new batteries in our smoke detectors.

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  80. we would be prepared because we talk about fire safety and have a plan in place.

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  81. Our smoke detectors are ready and theres only one way out the house for my wheelchair, if not our back door carried down.

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  82. We have a smoke detector on each floor, but probably should have more.

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  83. We have smoke detectors, a plane of escape and a meeting place.

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  84. We just moved into our house on Friday. I need to figure a plan out.

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  85. We do our drills and also have a meeting place outside.

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  86. We have discussed a fire escape plan.

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  87. We know where to go if there is a fire in the house.

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  88. We have taught our kids a fire escape plan, and a meeting location at our neighbor's home; also they were taught how to use the phone to call 911 at a young age !

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