Every year thousands of families are effected by household fires. Making sure your home is equipped with smoke alarms, flashlights, and other household items is essential for any safe home.  We’ve partnered up with the team at Batteries Plus to provide with you some simple tips to keep your family and home safe in the event of a fire. Text the word ‘BATTERY” to 89000 for a free 9V battery, courtesy of Batteries Plus. Also, by texting to 89000, you will automatically be entered a contest to win a $500 gift card!

Every month, test your smoke alarms, using the alarm test button. Once a month test your alarms using smoke from a smouldering cotton string. Follow your owner's manual for directions.

Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances in half of dying in a fire.

Testing smoke alarms may sound like basic advice, but it is a lesson that can save lives. All too often a working smoke alarm can mean the difference between life and death.

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