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First Alert And National Volunteer Fire Council Collaborate To Offer Carbon Monoxide Safety Training Course And Free Fire Alarms

Carbon monoxide (CO), also known as the ‘silent killer’, is especially dangerous because it is not visible and cannot be smelt or tasted. The only way to protect against this potentially deadly threat is with a CO alarm. In honor of CO Awareness Month in November, First Alert and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have partnered to create an online CO awareness and CO alarm training course for volunteer fire departments nationwide, supplemented by an alarm donation program f...

NVFC Partners With First Alert To Donate Rechargeable Fire Extinguishers For Volunteer Fire Departments

In recognition of National Volunteer Week in April, First Alert, the most trusted brand in fire safety, is teaming up with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to show their gratitude and appreciation for volunteer fire departments across the country. With first responders facing unprecedented conditions nationwide, the donation of 1,000 First Alert rechargeable fire extinguishers will go to departments registered with the NVFC’s Fire Corps program to help fire service volunteers ma...

Fire Safety Among Smart Home Benefits On Display At CES 2020

Technologies to protect against fire are among the innovations being shown at CES 2020, the technology event, Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas. The fire market is one of many served by the range of consumer and smart home technologies on display at CES 2020, from artificial intelligence (AI) to 5G, vehicle technology to AR/VR (augmented and virtual reality), robotics to home automation. For example, Longan Vision will display augmented reality systems for firefighters, helping them make good decisions du...

First Alert And NVFC Partner On Fire Extinguisher Training To Increase Community Safety Nationwide

When a fire starts, every second counts. Fire extinguishers can help save lives when used quickly and effectively. Yet an astonishing 70% of fire extinguisher owners say they would not be comfortable using an extinguisher in the event of a fire according to recent research. For this reason, First Alert and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have developed a new fire extinguisher training course for volunteer fire departments nationwide, supplemented by an extinguisher donation program fo...

BRK Brands And First Alert Along With Officials Issue Timely Reminders To Replace CO Alarms

From coast to coast, Americans across the country have been protected for years, thanks to a wave of 2011-2012 legislation initiatives that brought carbon monoxide (CO) protection to the forefront of home and apartment safety. During those years, many states enacted the 2009 International Residential Code, which required CO alarms in newly constructed residences, or enacted CO legislation of their own. Since then, countless lives have been saved as a majority of states have followed suit with s...

First Alert, Campus Firewatch And The Michael H. Minger Foundation Selects Organisations To Educate Communities On Fire Safety

First Alert, the most trusted brand in home safety, Campus Firewatch and the Michael H. Minger Foundation have selected 25 organisations to participate in the second annual Town/Gown Fire Safety Community Service Project to raise awareness about fire safety. The initiative pairs firefighters with local colleges and universities to raise awareness among students and community members across the country about the importance of working smoke alarms and help to improve fire safety in homes. The cho...

Sprue Safety Products Supports Gas Safety Week 2014

To support the cause, Sprue will set-up FAQ page and factsheet on its FireAngel and BRK websites to provide essential information Home safety products specialist, Sprue Safety Products, will be using social media, competitions and online advice to raise awareness of gas safety and the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, as part of its support for this year’s Gas Safety Week (15th - 21st September). Advice on Facebook and Twitter, together with a specially set-up...

Focus On Fire Safety: Smoke Alarms

Fire Corps has also teamed up with First Alert to provide a smoke alarm donation program Smoke and toxic gases from a home fire are as deadly as heat and flames. Smoke alarms save lives, prevent injuries, and minimise property damage by detecting fires early and alerting residents.Every year, approximately 2,600 Americans die in home fires. Over half of these deaths (52%) occur between the hours of 10:00pm and 7:00am, when residents are typically sleeping.Smoke and toxic g...

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