Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Giveaway - First Alert Voice Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm




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 Windy City 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.”


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


I received above mentioned product(s) for free through the above mentioned company or representing PR agency, for review purpose. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Thank you above company and or PR agancy for supplying Review and Giveaway Prize. Prizes shipped by sponsor I hold no responsibility. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook in anyway

80 comments:

Ladytink_534 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We actually have several escape plans and since we're all on one level, one is actually out the windows.

Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Life With Captain Fussybuckets said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

no, but we definitely need to get on it!

ibjenn said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have an escape plan, but it worries me that I use natural gas to heat the main rooms and baseboards in bedrooms. And these carbon monoxide detectors are not cheap. This would help so much!
Jen Boehme
angelsrawesome2@yahoo.com

Lauren said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

honestly we live in an apt on the ground floor so I haven't set anything up! I should think about it though

Jessica said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, we practice our escape route every 4months.

liz said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We do have a plan.

tammy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have aplan...need to practice more...thanks for the reminder

dailymom said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My husband is a volunteer fire fighter so he has made sure we have many plans in case of a fire.
heididaily at gmail dot com

Romina said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Unfortunately, we do not have a fire escape plan yet. But this past week, my son's preschool has been focusing on fire safety so we will set up a plan at home to continue what he has learned in school.

Tara said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes and I plan to buy a fire ladder to have in case we need to escape from our 2nd floor.
sweetpeonies07 at gmail

Taycie Schmidt said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, we have a plan.

Fawn said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes. We live in a ranch with a basement so we have a plan for each floor.
alsmalu at hotmail.com

Kim said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

yes we have a latter on our balcony
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Kim said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Stumbled this giveaway

Lynda Del. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes as we live in a one-story house which helps make for an easier escape passage via out the windows.
lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

Megan McGowan Parsons said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We do have an escape plan but we need to practice it so the kids will know exactly what to do.

J. 76 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We don't have a formal plan yet.

Thanks!
Jayme

Missy L said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have escape plans but need to review with the kids more often.

Kari said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We don't have one.....yet.

Sherry said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

No I don't have a plan.

Ruth said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We just moved into this new place a little over a month ago and haven't really thought about it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention that we need to make plans and practice an escape route!

janell wagner said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

yes I have a plan, need to form one with my grandkids though so when they spend the night they know what to do as well

ACMommy3 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, we just went over this with our kids last month -- so awesome that you're encouraging safety in the home!!!

rj7777 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, get out of the house. The funny thing about CO is that you can't tell until it is amost too late. So it is important to know what you are doing and how things work in your house especially when it is cold. This is a great giveaway to help remind us all of the importance of fire and smoke prevention. Rita Spratlen rj_angel_house@yahoo.com

peg42 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, we each know the best place to get out of the house and a meeting place outside.
Thanks
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

Sunnyvale said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, we have an exit plan and cleared brush away from the house.

amanda mclemore said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We do have a plan. Two ways out of the house and once out of the house stay out!

mclemore102 at gmail dot com

abfantom said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, we have had a fire escape plan ever since my daughter had a school assignment to make one several years ago.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

amanda mclemore said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have planned two ways out and once we get out we should stayout! Do not go back in for anything!

mclemore102 at gmail dot com

damiesmom said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

we have an escape route planned!
damiesmom at ymail dot com

crackersmacker said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We just moved into a new house, so we're working on it!

bored2quickly said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We actually do have an escape plan, because I fire terrifies me! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Renee Walters
Bored2quickly@hotmail.com

Rebecca Graham said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have an escape plan in place.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Terri said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We do have an escape plan. When my 2 kids were little we did routine "fire drills" like they do in school and now my granddaughter does them. We also have several fire extinguishers, fire/smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. Years ago we lived in a two-story home and we had foldable escape ladders under the beds in each bedroom.

Peace Love and Pets said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We actually have two escape plans, in case one is not feasible, we have a backup

aliasr2 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have not made an escape plan, but we do have smoke alarms in all the rooms of the house
dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

llinda29 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

we have a excape route planned incase of Fire

Karen said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We absolutely have a plan.... my son did a huge thing in class and so we talked about it at home and made a plan.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

PAIGE said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We don't...we should...we will.
elysesw@aol.com

Jody Sisson said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have an escape plan with 2 different exits from each room!
jodysis at windstream dot net

sparkedcat said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We discuss fire safety often.

crystletellerday said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

no we don't crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Ashley said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My husband and I have talked about it, but we don't have an official plan in place

demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

Michael said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We don't have a plan - we need to make one and share it with the kids

Tammy H. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I made escape plan charts and put them on the wall in my son's room so he could see where he's supposed to go. We also practice evacuating the house 2 or 3 times a month.

daisies0999(at)yahoo(dot)com

PaulineMilner said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We all know the escape routes to take from our home in case of a fire. We are very fire concious in our home, probably due to the fact that I was an insurance agent for 15 years. We keep hammers under our beds so we can break a window if it is frozen in the winter. Once outside, we are to go to our neighbours house to meet up.

Thanks for the great giveaway. ~Pauline

dod@rogers.com

Heather! said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Welllll (she said sheepishly)...wI know you're supposed to have a fire escape plan...but we don't. We're all on the ground floor, so it would be fairly obvious to go out the windows, but we do really need to make an official plan. Thanks for the reminder!

Thanks!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

kellywcu said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes we have an escape plan, well my 6 yr old and I have discussed, will have to fill the husband and 3yr old in
KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

lisa said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

yes we do

tatertot374 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes and we practice every month
thank you
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

katfam95 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We do have an escape plan and meeting place. We review it now and then.

katfam95 at aim dot com

Nickolay said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We do have a escape route and we have practiced drills

jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

Anonymous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

No to both, but I need to!
merrytoes79 at hotmail dot com

amy16323 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

yes we have one
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

cw said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have discussed our escape plans from various rooms in the house and where to meet outside

Katie74 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, we have an escape route for every room in the house.
katie745(at)gmail.com

sweetsue said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes we will go out a window (or door if possible) on both floors.
smchester at gmail dot com

EmmaPeel said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

no we dont , as only one way out or the other way which is fall out the overlooked door many feet to the ground so its fairly easy to figure out

tasha1204 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

No, we don't have a plan.

Anonymous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have an evacuation plan but it needs to be updated.

Desiree Dunbar
desireedunbar@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have an evacuation plan but it needs to be updated.

Desiree Dunbar
desireedunbar@hotmail.com

tracey said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

we have an evacuation plan in place.
traceyj40@sbcglobal.net

brich2222 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have an escape route and plan. Everyone understands it and knows what to do in a fire emergency

brich22 at earthlink dot net

Jammie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, right out the bedroom, and to the backdoor.

Angela Cisco said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, we have a plan but we haven't went over it in a while.

Heather W said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have several escape plans
Lovefool827 (at) yahoo (dotcom)

Julieh said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have an escape route planned.
honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

@nola727 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for the chance to win! We have an upstairs escape route planned-with a ladder under the bed

nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

daveshir2005 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes we do have an escape route planned and a meeting place outside.

daveshir2005@yahoo.com

Deb said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We definitely have an escape plan - we always talk about having a drill, but we haven't yet.

mail4rosey said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We did have one in our old house, but since we purchased our new house about five years ago, we never took into consideration to do this, and we really should/will!

msurosey@yahoo.com

Melinda said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

we just moved into a studio and do not have an escape plan yet or a fire alarm :-)

melindasuegordon at gmail dot com

Breanne said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We don't have one yet.

kathy pease said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

we dont really have a hardcore plan but thankfully if need we could get out 2 exits and our windows are not that high where we could jump

Tylerpants said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I don't have an escape route but we'll need to discuss this soon! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

wallindeb said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We live in a single story, so it would be easy to get out windows, which is what we instructed our kids to do. We also have a meeting place they are supposed to go to, so we know everyone got out.
wallindeb@yahoo.com

Jim said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

no escape plan ,but we do have smoke detectors

jim.coyne2@verizon.net

Jim said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i tweeted

https://twitter.com/#!/JCoyne1031/status/130845018599591936

jim.coyne2@verizon.net

Erica said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have a plan and an escape route, I just worry that my 3 year old will freeze up if an emergency happens at her age.
cinderwhims at gmail dot com

barb hunt said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for the great contest!
bahjeep@aol.com

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