Fire Prevention Week 2014: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Fire Prevention Week is October 5 – 11, 2014; every morning the Mendham Fire Department will share a tip on our Facebook and other social media resources. These tips and more a are located below for your convenience. Looking for more? visit

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Social Media Resources

  • Did you know that many people don’t test their smoke alarms as often as they should? When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. You need working smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Test yours every month!
  • Almost three of five (60%) of reported home fire deaths in 2007 to 2011 resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Make sure yours are working; test them every month!
  • Download the NFPA Smoke Alarm safety tip sheet for safety information and facts that will help keep your family safe (it’s also available in Spanish!)
  • SteveSongs, with the help of Sparky the Fire Dog, helps kids stay fire safe by leading them through the four key steps for fire safety in this unforgettably catchy sing-along video, Little Rosalie.
  • Recess Monkey teams up with Sparky the Fire Dog to take a ride aboard a flying smoke alarm to teach children and their families important fire-safety skills. Through a funky mix of music, the band and a crew of kids sing and dance their way to safety in “What’s that sound?”
  • This NFPA video provides the latest information on types of smoke alarms you need, their placement and special features. Working smoke alarms give you early warning to help you escape a fire.
  • NFPA’s Lorraine Carli explains why smoke alarms are one of the best safety inventions for your home. Remember: Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries.
  • This new Smoke Alarm Installation Guide from NFPA can help you & your community with proper installation & maintenance:

For Kids & Teachers

Introduce Fire Prevention Week to students through fun, interactive lessons and activities. NFPA has everything you need from music and movement fire-safety videos, Common Core aligned lesson plans and take home materials to get families involved, visit for more information and resources.

The NFPA as put together some fun smoke alarm resources for children, visit

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