Open navigation

Keeping Your Community Safe and Sound

Smoke alarms can mean the difference between life and death in a fire. Working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Use these NFPA following resources to conduct a smoke alarm awareness campaign in your community.

For families

Three out of five home fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms at all or no smoke alarms that work. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Take this quiz (PDF), and find out if you know all you need about the smoke alarms in your home.

Talking about smoke alarms
Print public service announcements (all quarter-page)
Customize these resources and work with local media to help spread the word about smoke alarms.

Fill-in-the-blank news releases

Fill-in-the-blank Op/Eds

Fill-in-the-blank letters to the editor

Other resources