October is Fire Prevention Month. Did you know that according to a new nationwide survey, a majority of Americans don't practice what they plan when it comes to fire safety. The survey showed that a majority of Americans reported having a home (aff) escape plan (79%). However, 51% never practiced it and only 29% practiced it once. The National Fire Protection Association recommends planning an emergency escape route and practicing it twice annually.
It is important to determine during drills whether or not your children can readily waken to the sound of smoke alarms. That is where First Alert Combination Smoke/CO Voice Alarm comes in. This technologically advanced alarm uses a loud, prerecorded and tamper proof human voice. Studies have shown that kids ages 6 to 10 are awakened more readily by a voice.
We were able to install one of these in our home (aff), and it does work! The voice is actually a little strange since I'm soooo use to the annoying beep (well it was for me), but it definitely is something that will wake the house. Installation was easy.
Since it is fire prevention month and my family likes this product, I have arranged for one lucky winner to get their own First Alert Combination Smoke/CO Voice Alarm. Here is what you need to do:
First Alert is also running their own great escape contest. 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 (Chicago) has to offer. The prize package will include dinner at the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant and tickets to the Lookingglass Theatre's production of “The Great Fire”. To enter their contest, just head over to their Facebook page and “like” them. Participants can enter once a day.