Fire Prevention Week – October 4-10, 2015

Smoke Alarms Save Lives!

This week – October 4th through the 10th – is Fire Prevention Week, thanks to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association).


We have discussed local and national requirements for smoke and CO detectors before – but the most important thing to remember is that while 62% of homes report having smoke alarms, there are still homes whose smoke alarms don’t work or respond.  The NFPA reports that working smoke alarms cut the chances of dying in a fire by half!


If you’re in doubt of national statistics in regards to fires, smoke alarms, and public safety, then don’t hesitate to check out this page from the NFPA – which features five vital, hard-hitting reports.

Get to know NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week website. Learn about the new resources to make your 2015 Fire Prevention Week a success.

When it comes to smoke alarms, it’s about “location, location, location”.

The key message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 4-10, is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. Larger homes may need more alarms.


The NFPA offers helpful smoke detector resources for:

Firefighting Professionals

Education Professionals

& Families and Children




If you are serious about your home’s fire safety, prevention, and detection (or perhaps just a smile) then don’t hesitate to check out these great videos, also from the NFPA website:


Remember, this is fire safety week – and your home and families are worth keeping safe!  If you have questions or concerns about your smoke alarms or their systems, don’t hesitate to call a licensed electrician in to lend you a helping hand!


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This is an original article written by Mai Bjorklund for Swartz Electric. This article may not be copied whole or in part without the express permission of Swartz Electric, LLC.

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