Working smoke alarms decrease the risk of dying according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). However, the same NFPA statistics have shown for many years that approximately 40% of fire victims die in fires with operating alarms and 20% die in fires with disabled alarms.
The IAFF has developed a toolkit for affiliates to provide recommendations on smoke alarms and to promote the testing of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms during Daylight Saving Time – both when it ends in the fall and begins in the spring.
As the voice of public safety in your community, now is the prime opportunity for your local to spread the message about this simple, life-saving habit to start incorporating into their everyday lives.
This toolkit includes general recommendations, infographics for social media, and PSA videos. Share the infographics and videos, along with a strong message (tag your friends in the media in any tweets to maximize your reach) on social media.
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