I'm proud to be an October baby because October represents so many important causes. Of course the two that immediately come to mind are Breast Cancer Awareness and Fire Prevention.
Do you know why how Fire Prevention month came about?Fire Prevention Week, the start of a month-long campaign of awareness events for First Alert, was established in 1920 to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, and destroyed more than 17,400 buildings. Every year in October, First Alert, along with the National Fire Protection Association and various other organizations, help spread awareness about the dangers of fire and CO poisoning and to educate the public on how to protect themselves, their families and their homes.
In recognition of Fire Prevention month, First Alert is offering its Facebook fans the chance to “escape” to the place where it all began – Chicago, home to First Alert and site of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire, the impetus behind the national observation.
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
has to offer. In keeping with the
sweepstakes’ fire prevention theme, the prize package also will include dinner
at the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant and tickets to the Lookingglass Theatre’s
production of “The Great Fire.” Windy City
That sure sounds like a great escape to me. Entry is really simple all you have to do is simply “like” First Alert on Facebook between October 3 and October 31, then register to enter. If your already a fan you too are eligible for this sweeps just click the sweepstakes tab on their Facebook page and register. You can enter once per day!
The sweepstakes is part of a month-long campaign being conducted by First Alert to educate consumers about residential fire prevention and, in particular, the importance of having and practicing a fire escape plan.
“In the event of a fire, every second counts!” said Deborah Hanson, director of external affairs for First Alert. “In just seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire and a home can become engulfed in flames and smoke. An effective escape plan can help you and your loved ones get out of the house quickly and safely in an emergency.”
According to Hanson, the best escape plans have two ways to get out of each room just in case the primary way is blocked by fire or smoke. Make sure everyone in the household knows the various routes and practice your escape plan once a month so it becomes second nature. Voice-enabled alarms, like those available from First Alert, also can help save time by identifying where fire and smoke are in the home so residents can determine the safest and fastest ways out.
As part of “The Great Escape” sweepstakes, Facebook fans also will have the chance to win one of four suites of First Alert’s new Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide (CO) Voice Alarms. Each Friday in October, First Alert will give away four alarms to a random sweepstakes participant. First Alert’s voice alarms combine high-decibel beeps with a loud pre-recorded voice that can identify where fire and smoke are in the home, so that residents can determine the safest and fastest plan of escape.
In addition to a winner each Friday via First Alerts Facebook page - First Alert is offering one lucky reader of mine a First Alert Voice Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (retail value: $49.97)
Enter to win via the Rafflecopter widget
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