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Keeping Our Community Safe and Sound

Smoke alarms can mean the difference between life and death in a fire. Working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Use these NFPA following resources to conduct a smoke alarm awareness campaign in our community.

Three out of five home fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms at all or no smoke alarms that work. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Take this quiz (PDF), and find out if you know all you need about the smoke alarms in your home.

Free resources
Smoke Alarm Tips

Download this free tip sheet on the use and maintenance of smoke alarms. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.

Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires

This report focuses chiefly on smoke alarm presence and performance in home fires reported to local fire departments in the United States.

For more information please visit the National Fire Protection Association. 

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