Smoke Alarms Campaign: Fire Service Information

Install. Inspect. Protect. Smoke Alarms Save Lives


If your smoke alarm was installed more than 10 years ago, it needs to be replaced.

Every year in the United States, about 3,500 people die in home fires.
Most of these deaths occurred in homes that didn’t have a working smoke alarm.

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Campaign Information for the Fire Service

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The best fire prevention is fire education.

Firefighters know all too well that homes with working smoke alarms save lives or residents and firefighters. A smoke alarm with a dead or missing battery is the same as having no smoke alarm at all. Installing and maintaining residential fire sprinklers is also important to helping save lives. When both smoke alarms and fire sprinklers are present in a home, the risk of dying in a fire is reduced by 82 percent, when compared to a residence without either.

The Install. Inspect. Protect. Campaign is designed to help members of the fire service educate residents about the value of installing and actively maintaining smoke alarms in their homes. The campaign also encourages the installation of residential fire sprinklers. Materials can be distributed throughout the community at public events, door-to-door interaction and community meetings. Campaign materials are free to download from the Campaign Materials page, copyright-free and are laser printer-friendly. A free campaign toolkit disc is available for order through the materials page.

Broadcast and Web-quality television and radio public service announcements (PSAs) from this campaign are also available via download and are included in the toolkit disc. Your fire department can work with the public service director at local television and cable stations to have these PSAs included in their PSA rotation.

What’s Included in the Toolkit Disc

(also available for individual download from the Campaign Materials page)

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