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Fires in My Neighborhood, A Cautionary Tale, and a Giveaway with First Alert

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First Alert 10-Year Sealed Battery Alarms with Voice Location Technology
Let me tell you a cautionary tale. Once upon a time, my husband was out of town when the battery in our alarm needed to be changed. It was 3 o'clock in the morning. In my sleepy stupor, I couldn't find 9V batteries that worked (WHY DOES JOE MIX OLD AND NEW BATTERIES?!). Picture me, rummaging through random drawers in the garage trying to find a working battery at 3:00 am, and then, still half asleep, trying to figure out which of the 4 alarms upstairs was chirping because of course one beep sounds like it's coming from every alarm. Well, I avoided a Pheobe moment (Major bonus points if you get that reference!) and figured it out eventually, but when I got an opportunity to upgrade to an alarm with a sealed battery that lasts 10 years AND one with voice and location technology, I was intrigued.



First Alert 10-Year Sealed Battery Alarms with Voice Location Technology

First Alert 10-Year Sealed Battery Alarms with Voice Location Technology is a godsend when it comes to your family's fire safety plan. But first a bit about fire safety.  I treat fire safety like I do other areas of concern. I never say "It won't happen to me." Whether it's body safety, car seat safety, or fire safety, I'm proactive in protecting my family. This past summer, 3 homes in my neighborhood caught fire after someone threw a cigarette butt onto dry grass. That was the wake-up call we needed to discuss fire safety with the kids on a regular basis. 
First Alert 10-Year Sealed Battery Alarms with Voice Location Technology

I also made sure our alarms had fresh batteries, but with First Alert 10-Year Sealed Battery Alarms with Voice Location Technology, the battery lasts for the life of the alarm. They're hassle-free and you won't have to worry about the expense of new batteries, late-night battery chirping, or climbing up on a ladder (or whatever you can find at 3:00 am) to replace them. In addition to the cost savings and convenience, the voice and location technology provides additional protection from home emergencies. The alarm literally tells you the type and location of the danger if there's an emergency. 
Fire Alarm with Voice Location Technology
According to the Journal of Pediatrics (2018), maternal voice alarms woke 86 to 91% of children, prompting 84 to 86% to successfully escape procedure within five minutes of the alarm's onset. That's compared to 53% of kids waking to the standard alarm and 51% escaping! Since time is of the essence when it comes to home fires, knowing my kids could wake up sooner, provides such peace of mind. 
First Alert 10-Year Sealed Battery Alarms with Voice Location Technology

When it comes to body safety, I go to seminars, read books, and post body safety rules in the kids' bathroom. When it comes to car seat safety, I follow the APA's recommendations and still have Dax in a 5 point harness. When it comes to water safety, we have all the gear and I made the girls take lessons several times (and I took lessons myself!). So why wouldn't I do whatever I can when it comes to fire safety? 

Keep your family safe with First Alert 10-Year Sealed Battery Alarms with Voice Location Technology

You may not have had fires in your neighborhood as a wake-up call, but you can learn from mine. You can learn more about First Alert 10-Year Sealed Battery Alarms with Voice Location Technology here. Please consider including the First Alert 10-year Sealed Battery Alarms with Voice Location Technology among the many tools you use to protect your family. You could even win one by entering the giveaway below! 
Keep your family safe with First Alert 10-Year Sealed Battery Alarms with Voice Location Technology



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4 comments

  1. A battery that lasts 10 years?! Oh my good, I am so interested. I hate fiddling with the batteries so much! I’ll take 12, lol!

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  2. The ten year sealed battery is such an awesome innovation. It seems like a lot of people disconnect their smoke alarms when the chirping starts rather than immediately replace the battery. Terrific product!

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    1. yes I thought it was genius! I feel so much safer now!

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