October is Fire Prevention Month, and this is a great time to ensure that you have the proper fire safety measures in place in your home. Frugality Is Free has teamed up with First Alert in an effort to spread their fire prevention message, and you can now win a First Alert Voice Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm.
Fire Prevention Week, (October 9-15) is the start of a month-long campaign of awareness events for First Alert, which was established in 1920 to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire. The tragic 1871 fire killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, and destroyed more than 17,400 buildings. Every year in October, First Alert helps spread awareness about the dangers of fire and CO poisoning along with the National Fire Protection Association and various other organizations. The main purpose of Fire Prevention week is educating the public on how to protect themselves, their families and their homes from fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.
In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, First Alert is offering its Facebook fans the chance to “escape” to the place where it all began – Chicago, home to First Alert and site of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire, the impetus behind the national observation.
As part of “The Great Escape” sweepstakes, First Alert Facebook fans will also have the chance to win one of four suites of First Alert’s new Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide (CO) Voice Alarms. Each Friday in October, First Alert will give away four alarms to a random sweepstakes participant.
First Alert’s “The Great Escape” sweepstakes will award one lucky family with a prize package including roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations for four to experience some of the “hottest” attractions that the Windy City has to offer. The prize package also will include dinner at the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant and tickets to the Lookingglass Theatre’s production of “The Great Fire.”
To enter, participants must simply “like” First Alert on Facebook between October 3 and October 31, then register to enter. Existing fans may enter by clicking the sweepstakes tab. Participants may enter once per day.
Enter the First Alert Facebook giveaways at the First Alert’s facebook page: www.Facebook.com/FirstAlertSafety.
About the First Alert Voice Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm
First Alert’s voice alarms combine high-decibel beeps with a loud pre-recorded voice that can identify where fire and smoke are in the home, so that residents can determine the safest and fastest plan of escape.
Recent scientific studies reveal that voice alarms are more effective than standard beeping alarms at waking children ages six to 10. The First Alert Voice Alarm combines a loud pre-recorded voice and high-decibel beeps, and is therefore better equipped to rouse children in case of emergency.
You can buy the First Alert Voice Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
at the First Alert website, on Amazon, and at local retailers such as Ace, The Home Depot, Costco, Lowe’s, Sears, Target and Walmart.
One of Frugality Is Free’s readers will win a First Alert Voice Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Value $49.97).
This giveaway will end Wednesday November 2nd at Midnight. EST.
The giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 years old or older. I will chose the winner via Random.org, and the winner will be notified by e-mail. Make sure to leave your email, or have your contact available on your blogger profile. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, and if there is no response another winner will be chosen.
Disclosure: The giveaway prize (First Alert Voice Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm)and information was provided by First Alert. No monetary compensation has been received.