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Winter Fire Safety Tips, Stay Safe This Holiday Season - First Alert

The celebratory month of December carries the elevated risk for homeowners seeking to establish a premier fire defense. The malfunctioning and misplacement of holiday decorations are estimated to be involved in over 35% of home Christmas tree fires. One fifth of these decoration fires start in the kitchen, while another 17% begin in the living room, family room or den. Even the slight presence of candles can increase the amount of danger for the surrounding area by attributing to 37% of all home decoration structure fires. Throw in an increased emphasis on cooking equipment for Christmas dinner and homeowners will have an overabundance of potential fire hazards surrounding them and their loved ones. The First Alert Store features a versatile selection of Smoke Alarms that are capable of restoring that much sought after peace of mind for the holiday season.

It is estimated that U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 860 home structure fires per year that began with seasonal decorations. The results of these fires caused an annual average of one fire death, forty-one fire injuries and 13.4 million in direct property damage. A large percentage of the 860 homes were not equipped with a collection of fully operating smoke detectors. It is absolutely essential that homeowners have access to a smoke detector that's capable of alerting the surrounding area to the initial presence of smoke. The Hardwire Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Battery Backup wires directly into your home's electrical system. This Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm has been equipped with a 9V battery backup that provides optimal protection in the event of a power outage.

The misplacement of candles and their close proximity with holiday decorations presents itself as another possible fire hazard. In the month of December, an estimated 51% of all home decoration fires were started by candles. This is a significant spike from the 35% that's recorded in the months leading up to December. The addition of a First Alert Wireless Interconnect Talking Battery Operated Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm can have a dramatic influence in preserving the safety of any household this holiday season. This smoke & carbon monoxide detector eliminates the need for a wired connection and operates entirely on batteries. The latest advancement in a series celebrated for its intuitive use of technology, the First Alert Wireless Interconnect Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector offers an abundance of options when it comes to creating the ideal safety network.

The First Alert Store offers a wide variety of Smoke Alarms that can be instrumental in safeguarding any household from the heightened danger presented by fire this holiday season. First Alert Carbon Monoxide Alarms are also available and represent a definitive means of protecting a household from the odorless, tasteless and colorless threat of carbon monoxide. Enjoy the holidays as they were intended and achieve the ultimate in peace of mind with First Alert.

Smoke Alarms and Smoke Detectors
Smoke Alarms

First Alert is one of the most reliable brands when it comes to smoke alarms and fire prevention. Find the newest smoke detectors including; photoelectric smoke alarms, dual sensing smoke alarms and combo smoke alarms.

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Carbon monoxide alarms featuring a variety of different features including; 10 year battery, child awakening, voice location, combo alarms and more.

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