Monday, October 22, 2012

First Alert Fire Safety Give Away

October among other things is Fire Safety Month. It’s a great time to recognize the importance of fire prevention and get together with you family to make a plan. First Alert would also like to remind you, to take the time to test your smoke detector and change the batteries.  A working smoke detector plays a huge part in leading your family to safety in those early moments of a fire. Fires can spread quickly and a smoke alarm can provide your family with those critical minutes (sometimes seconds) to get up and get out of the house.

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Unfortunately far too often we find ourselves disabling our smoke alarms due to “nuisance alarms.” These occur some times because of a kitchen mishap burned dinner, or simply too much steam from the stove top. And I’m sure we have all dealt with the change the battery “chirp.” Even I am guilty of not just removing a battery a time or 2 but removing the entire unit because I just couldn’t get it to stop! Well First Alert would like to ask that we all think twice about disabling our alarms and have even come up with a solution and a few tips to share.

When it comes to your fire alarms you want proper alarm placement, regular maintenance and alarm replacement which are keys to evading the annoyance of nuisance alarms. According to Hanson, if you experience repeated false alarms, the problem could be solved by simply replacing with newer models, such as the First Alert Maximum Protection series of alarms, which feature breakthrough anti-nuisance technology. In case of false alarms, a mute button will temporarily silence alarm activation.

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“Smoke alarms have a useful life of 10 years, on average, while CO alarms should be replaced after five to seven years,” noted Hanson. “If you cannot recall when your alarms were installed, it’s best to be safe and replace the units.”

First Alert wants you and your family to be safe especially this holiday season- marked by an increased use of stoves, ovens, fireplaces and other potentially CO-emitting heating sources – quickly approaches. Throughout the month of October, First Alert will be actively promoting these and other fire safety tips as part of its “Power Up!” Fire Prevention Month campaign. In conjunction with its retailers and fire services partners, the brand will host a series of public fire safety events across the country. Additionally, First Alert will give away more than 325 smoke alarms and four-packs of batteries through its “Power Up!” Facebook sweepstakes. For details or to enter, visit http://bit.ly/SdjUR1. And to help spread the word they are also offering a reader of 3 Princes and a Princess 2 a First Alert Maximum Protection Alarm !

Win It: One lucky winner will receive a First Alert Maximum Protection Alarm


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120 comments:

suburban prep said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have smoke alarms.
No I have not discontinued due to annoying alarms. I want the safety of knowing I have an alarm in place.

as Maureen

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

we do have smoke alarms...no i havent taken batteries out..i wanna be safe.;)gh_fan2010@yahoo.om

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

i made the last comment oct.22,2012@ 11:37 a.m. megan cromes

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

We have them in place, but it would be nice to have another one !!

Sandy VanHoey said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have them in place on the ceilings and we don't disconnect

Samantha D. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes and yes... especially the one near the kitchen. It freaks out the dog when i burn things lol

Wendi Watson said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

yes and yes, because it seems like there is always a french fry in the bottom of the oven that causes it to go off lol

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

we have them all throughout our house and in our camper and would never disconnect them! Some of friends died by disconnecting theirs!

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

Yes we have two one on each level and I haven't had to disconnect them

Marty Harris said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have one in place and never unhooked it

ide2678 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, our home is hardwired to have them all tied together.

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

We do have smoke alarms in place, and we do not have any in our home now that ever get disconnected from being a nuisance but we did have one like that in the townhouse we rented

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

We do have a fire alarm/CO2 detector, it is hardwired with a battery backup. I've never disconnected one!
Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

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

We do have a number of alarms and have never taken any down.

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petchk79 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

we have them in place and yes I have disconnected them from time to time, not for a while though, I must be a better cook now ;)

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

We have them. I feel bad though, one we do have disconnected because 2 minutes in the shower and its going off.

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

Yes I have them in place and I have connected the one closest to the kitchen when I have burned something in the oven and it set the alarm off.
alsmalu at hotmail.com

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

We have smoke alarms at our old house but we are moving to a new house that still needs them. I've never disconnected before.
Sarah at realtorsd.com

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

We have smoke alarms but I have been known to disable them when they go crazy

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

Yes I had to disconnect my current one 4 times and I have to change the batteries a lot

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debra pauley said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have smoke alarms.
No I have not discontinued due to annoying alarms. I want the safety of knowing I have an alarm in place.

jill24295 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My husband and I are one smoke detector short in our home. It's one of those things I always have to remember to get and of course, never do. As for disconnecting them, nope! I just change the battery :-)

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

Yes I have smoke alarms but I need one for downstairs.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Wild N Mild $$$ said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes we have them and no I don't disconnect.

Jennifer Rote
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dlhaley said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes we have smoke alarms and no we have never disconnect one.

Carolyn Colley said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

yes & yes, I'm ashamed to admit it, but I'm sure I'm not by myself

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

Yes I unfortunately have done so in the past in the middle of the night when I am too tired and cranky to find a battery. :( Need to keep up on the battery changing

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

I have 2 here and never had to disconnect them.

wildcat32 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes we do have smoke alarms and I have disconnected whenever the downstairs one goes off due to overcooked food.

Denise Nutile said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have battery operated smoke alarms throughout the house. Replace the batteries twice a year when we change the clocks forward or back.

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

We do have alarms in place at our home and we do NOT disconnect them because they go off.

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

johnny- amy lynn
lifeofwork2005@yahoo.com


Yes we have and yes I have disconected my alarms on a reg basics due to false alarms....

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

I do have one and have had to disconnect before due to it being extra sensitive.

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

I have smoke alarms and moved one in the kitchen that went off daily

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

we have several and I have never disconnected.
Thanks for the chance.
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STRANGEONE1120 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have them but they are getting old and an upgrade would be nice

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

Yes we have them and no I don't unplug them!

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

I don't have a smoke alarm...My Bad!!!
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Patrice said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We do have a smoke detector and we just recently disconnected it because steam from the bathroon coming out into the hall was causing it to go off.

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

We have smoke alarms and it seems like we always need to disconnect them when we cook because it is so sensitive.

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

I have fire alarms in almost every room. I hate it when when the batteries start to chirp. But I replace them pretty quickly and don't disconnect them.

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

Yes, we have them and never unplug. They only get aggravating when batteries need replacing.
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Mary C said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have them and if they start beeping, I change the batteries.

ighmeg at yahoo dot com

Michelle S. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We need to replace our smoke alarms and I have disconnected ones in the past when they go off due to cooking. I think they need to be in a different location in the house.

rebecca williams said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have some in our home but we need some in the other part of the house

Daniel M said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

yep have disconnected it when it won't stop beeping for a low battery - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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

we have one upstairs & downstairs...we have taken the battery out when it was beeping & driving us crazy!

Stephanie Larison said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have fire alarms all over, but have taken the battery out when it was acting up.

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

I have smoke alarms and a carbon monoxide detector; I have never disabled nuisance alarms; I'll usually work on clearing smoke out of the house so it goes off on its own

Miranda Ward said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

There is One in every room in my house!

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

We do have smoke detectors in place. Yes, we have disconnected ours before for a few hours due to them going off when we are cooking.
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Madeline said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes we have a smoke alarm and no we have never disconnected!

Michele P. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

yes we have several smoke alarms, and yes I have disconnected once or twice when I burnt something in the oven!

Jan Messali said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have an alarm and have to disconnect it almost weekly because it goes off when I cook.

Brutus Duffy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

All are disconnected except the one in the basement. every time we fried something they went off.

Leona P said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

yes and yes the kitchen one hets taken down but put right back up when done cooking

melmorgan4 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have smoke alarms in place and a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and garage.

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

we have 2 smoke alarms and 2 carbon monoxide detectors. The smoke alarms drive us nuts and go off almost every time I use my countertop grill or oven.

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

I have a smoke alarm that I recently moved out of the kitchen and into the hall because it kept going off when I cooked.
Susan Chester

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

We have smoke alarms, nuisance alarms have not been an issue.

sheilatf52 at yahoo dot com

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

Yes, we have a smoke alarm in place. It has never been disconnected.

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

Yes I do and no.

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

We had one, but it fell appart.

wendym at cableone dot net

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

I just bought a brand new one the other day but you have to plug it in. I don't have a place to plug it in!

safety_chick@hotmail.com

kyl neusch said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

have a few, never disconnected them

Susan C said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have 2 smoke alarms, one outside my bedroom door and another in the kitchen. I have never had either of them go off

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

I have 3 detectors and they don't really go off without cause

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

Yes, and I've only disconnected it briefly
Miz Vickik

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We do have smoke alarms and they beep so annoyingly!
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coriwestphal said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We had our smoke detectors go haywire over the summer. Going off at all hours of the night and day. Turns out we had a malfunctioning one that was setting them all off. We ended up replacing it and a couple others, and replacing all the batteries. But we did disconnect them ALL for about a week while we did it. Not good, I know!

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Nicole C. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, We have one in place, but we have disconnected before because of them going off!

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

We have 3 smoke detectors in the house.


Desiree Dunbar
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Jen said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have one I have disconnected it because it goes off too easy

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

I have 4 & I've never disconnected them :)

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

We have them and have never disconnected them.
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Anonymous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I don't have any -Emily

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

We do have one, and I have disconnected it.

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bbrittbrat1398 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have a couple but I think all but one are disconnected.
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one frugal lady said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We are in the process of moving and our new home does not have any! This would be fantastic!
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Karen said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I absolutely have one and I have NEVER disconnected.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

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

We have smoke detectors and I haven't ever disconnected them:)

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

zi hsve disconnected them, but I always reconnect them within a few minutes. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tonya Dean said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes I have!

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Carolyn Daley said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have two fire alarms. We have only disconnected on the kitchen temporarily for an hour, but reconnected and keep it connected.

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

I have 3 smoke alarms in the house and yes i have disconnected for nuisance alarms.

Hotsnotty2 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes we have two

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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

yes i have two of them.i had to disconnect once
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

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

One smoke alarm

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

Yes, we have two. I will not disconnect them ever.

jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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

Yes, we do have smoke alarms. I have not had to remove them or the batteries just yet.

Caitlin McClure said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

we just bought some and still need to hang them

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

Yes we have smoke alarms in place...and yes, I have disconnected due to annoyance.

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

yes we have an alarm and yes i have taken out the battery when it keeps beeping but i usually change them right away

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

we have disconnected when we had a lot of smoke from cooking but we always reconnect once the smoke clears.

we have three working smoke detectors in our home
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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

we have no smoke alarms.
kat_emerick@yahoo.com

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

We have one but have never disconnected

sarah79harding said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes we have smoke alarms.we do not disconnect them.

Chrissy Nestor said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I do have one and I have never disconnected it.

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Jamie Leigh Martin said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I live in a 500 sq ft apartment. We have two smoke alarms.. One is currently sitting on my printer, and the other is up on the wall. The one in the kitchen goes off if I turn on the stove!

Sarah Hall said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I do have a smoke alarm and yes, I have disconnected it when we burn something on the stove and it keeps going off. However, I do reconnect it and make sure the battery is good later.

jessica schueler said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have disconnected it while cooking something that sets it off

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

I do have one and never disconnected.

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

I have one and have had to diconnect it before because sometimes cooking sets it off.

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

I have one in every room and have disconnected them before.

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Sarah Yurga said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I do have an alarm and we do not disconnect it

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

Yes and yes

Cheryl Reinhardt said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes we have 2 smoke alarms and o we have not disconnected them at any time
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lmurley2000 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

we dont have a smoke decter but i know we need one

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

we have 4 in the house and sometimes the kitchen one will go off and we disconnect temporarily


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

Yes I have them and I truly have wanted to take the batteries out because they always go off when I use the oven and open the door but I haven't wilcarvic
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Laura Unger said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We do have some smoke alarms and one carbon monoxide alarm. I never take the battery out due to nuisance alarms.

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Ms Penny Pincher said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I do have a detector and it has never been disconnected.

PDWinner523 at gmail dot com

Gina F. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I do have a smoke alarm and I have not disconnected due to “nuisance alarm.

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

I have a smoke alarm and I have not disconnected it. I lost everything in a house fire last year, except for my kids, so I am thankful for the alarm. The most important things made it out!!

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

We have one but thankfully it has never gone off so we haven't had to disconnect it!
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bac1 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

yes i do have one in place and yes ive disconnected it at times

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

Yes I have smoke alarms in place and have never disconnected them due to “nuisance alarms". tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Brian E. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for the giveaway...smoke alarms installed; no issues with false alarms.

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

Bryan E.

Dawn Reid said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have smoke alarms.
No I have not discontinued

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

I do have one, but I had to disconnect it a few times while I was cooking because it was SO sensitive to the tiniest bit of smoke. I couldn't ever use my broiler unless I disconnected it. I'm hoping it won't be so sensitive in our new home

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