Stay Safe with Fire Safety Tips from The Home Depot + Giveaway

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This post is brought to you in partnership with The Home Depot.

Fire safety month is something that I used to never really think about. We had smoke detectors installed and we checked the batteries, so I thought we were good to go. Then, shortly after we moved into our house a few years ago, the house right down from us burned to the ground. No one was hurt thank goodness, but that was what I needed to really see the importance of taking fire safety seriously, because sometimes, just having those smoke alarms is not enough. That is why I am partnering with The Home Depot during October to bring you Fire Safety Month tips, reviews and even a great giveaway to help keep your family safe.

{5 Tips for Better Fire Safety in Your Home}
  1. Make sure smoke alarms are on every level of your home and in each bedroom.
  2. Make and practice a fire escape plan with two ways out of each room and a meeting place outside.
  3. Install carbon monoxide alarms on each level of your home.
  4. Search for fire hazards such as frayed power cords and overloaded outlets. 
  5. Schedule regular cleaning of chimneys and flues at least once per year. 
Kidde Smoke Alarm with Voice Alert 


As part of my partnership with The Home Depot for Fire Safety Month, I received a Kidde 10-year sealed lithium battery operated smoke alarm with voice alert. While only 3 percent of American homes don't have fire alarms installed, homes without fire alarms account for 23 percent of fatal residential fires, according to data collected by the U.S. Fire Administration's National Fire Incident Reporting System. See the importance of not only having them installed, but check them regularly too.

The Kidde Smoke Alarm with Voice Alert makes the process so much easier. Since it has a sealed Lithium battery, there is no risk of it running out of juice for 10 years. No need to replace batteries all the time, saving you up to $40 over the life of the alarm and keeping your family safe. Installation was a snap too. We just screwed in the back plate and then twisted the alarm on. The sharp beeping is definitely going to get your attention, but it also has a voice alert that lets you know there is a "fire." This is great for children who may be confused by the beeping alone.



Kidde 10 Year Lithium Ion Battery Operated CO Alarm

A carbon monoxide alarm is something that I have never had in any home I have ever lived in, including when I used to have gas appliances. In our home now we have electric appliances, so I never really thought it was necessary. The truth is though, that CO alarms are necessary in all homes and if you do just a little bit of research, you will see that carbon monoxide can be a deadly issue for you, no matter what type of appliances you use in your home. Just like the Kidde 10-year battery-powered smoke alarm, this CO alarm will last for 10 years without the battery ever needing to be replaced. 


Want even more fire safety tips? Fore more tips or further information on any of the Kidde 10-year battery-powered alarms, visit the Home Depot Website

{Win It}

Want to help keep your family safe? One lucky reader will win a Kidde Smoke Alarm and Life+Gear Night Light! Enter using the rafflecopter form below.

The Home Depot partnered with bloggers such as me to help promote Fire Safety Month. As part of this promotion, I received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the products used. The Home Depot believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. The Home Depot’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. The giveaway winner will be chosen at random and prize fulfillment will be handled by a third party.

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42 comments

  1. Great timing, my 5 year old just had fire safety week last week. And one of the things he had us do was check out battery in our fire alarm.

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  2. This is an amazing giveaway, smoke alarms are such an important tool too. I'm definitely entering this :)

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  3. My tip is to have an evacuation plan in place.

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  4. Have a plan where everyone meets outside after they escape.

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  5. We have been discussing this all week and created an escape plan, put our extinguisher in a safe accessible place and are looking to buy an escape ladder.

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  6. Our girls had fire safety last week so we have just been discussing our escape plan and my husband and I are a little concerned about the age of our smoke alarms. When tested they work, but have been there over 15 years. Thanks for the great information!

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  7. Our family knows all the escape routes in case there is a fire.

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  8. Having a safety plan is always important... so is knowing where the fire extinguishers are!

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  9. We have smoke detectors in every bedroom and test the batteries when the time changes.

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  10. We know all our exits and meeting place.

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  11. We know all the exits, the meeting spot and who to call if someone isn't home
    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  12. Stop,drop and roll.....otherwise get out to a safe meeting place. never open a door that is hot, like the movie...Backdraft

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  13. Stop, drop, and roll. Really. I ddn't copy :)

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  14. We have a fire safety plan in place - all meet in a certain location.

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  15. fire map that the kids drew and understand

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  16. A family escape plan with meeting place when out.
    jodysis at windstream dot net

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  17. don't panic if there is a fire and calmly get out of the house.

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  18. Knowing all of the escape routes

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  19. Thanks for the reminder to check for fire hazards. I haven't done that in a few months.

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  20. Remember leave, leave, leave when alarms go off nothing is worth grabbing. Meet at meeting spot.

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  21. Everyone has an exit in their bedrooms, so we have a meeting place outside of the house if forbid their was ever a fire.

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  22. haveing a common meeting point outside of the house

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  23. get low to breath
    gabbflabber at live.com

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  24. Gather at the designated meeting spot and stay low to the ground

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  25. go outside, crawl if you see smoke.

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  26. Have a escape route Incase something happens

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  27. We practice our escape plan once a month.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  28. We have a plan and have practiced it we also change are batteries when we change are clocks

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  29. We have a escape plan, fire extinguishers and smoke detectors.

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  30. We practice our escape plan once a month but their favorite fire safety tip is stop, drop and roll.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  31. know where the fire extinguishers are and your excape route - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  32. The kids are fans of the stop, drop and roll rule. We have them trained on touch the door if the alarms go off and don't open them if they are hot.

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  33. One of my family's favorite fire tips is to never leave the kitchen stovetop or microwave unattended. This is an area that can get out of control easy so it needs supervision.

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  34. We have ladders for the windows for the upstairs bedrooms, smoke alarms for every bedroom, the kitchen and living room - we know where to meet if there is a fire :)

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  35. Never leave a candle unattended

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  36. We test our smoke detectors every time we change the clocks ahead / back :)

    ktgonyea at gmail dot com

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  37. We make sure everyone is aware not to place electric heaters anywhere near something combustible

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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  38. Change batteries in smoke detectors twice a year and practice fire evacuation plans.

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  39. I make sure that there are no frayed wires on things like lamps or electrical appliances.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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