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June is Home Safety Month | How to Protect Your Family from a Fire + Giveaway (Closed)

This is a partnered post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

One of my biggest fears when deciding whether or not to purchase a two-story home was having my children so far away from me in the event of a house fire. While I’ve never experienced a house fire, or even seen a house fire in person, I know that the results can be devastating.

Did you know that a fatal house fire occurs every three hours in America?

Because June is Home Safety Month, I wanted to share some tips from Kidde on how to protect your family from a fire. While you might not be able to prevent the fire, with early detection and a plan in place, you can protect your loved ones.

How to Protect Your Family from a Fire

  • Install smoke alarms and replace them every 10 years. When you use Kidde Worry-Free 10-year Battery Alarm, you’ll never have to change the batteries. Make sure to test each alarm each month to ensure it is working correctly and choose the right alarm for the right location in every room and one each level of your house.

How to Protect Your Family from a Fire

  • Keep fire extinguishers within reach on each level of your home. Install close to exits, and in the kitchen and garage. Include all locations where you think a fire may ignite. Check the gauge of each fire extinguisher monthly to be ensure it is pressurized. Replace all fire extinguishers that are over 12 years old or after use.

how to protect your family from a fire

  • Create an escape plan and practice regularly, both during daytime hours and nighttime hours. Make sure that each family member knows two ways out of each and every room. For upstairs rooms, have an escape ladder within reach of a window in each room. Practice opening the ladder with your children and teach them proper use. Create a printable escape plan, laminate it and place in your child’s room so that it can be an easy reference in case of emergency.

I can’t stress how important it is to practice the escape route with your children. Once isn’t enough. Practice frequently so they don’t forget. If there actually is a fire, your kids will panic. You want them to know that escape route so that there is no question in their little minds about what they are supposed to do.

In honor of Home Safety Month, Kidde has created a brief online quiz to test your fire and carbon monoxide (CO) safety knowledge. I highly encourage you to take the quiz to see how knowledgeable you are on fire safety. This is a 10 question quiz, nine questions about fire safety and one question asking where you heard about the quiz. On the last question, please put Simply Being Mommy. The blogger that has the most engagement with the quiz will be able to make a donation of 150 Kidde Worry-Free smoke alarms to the fire department of their choice.

By following just a few simple safety steps, families can be more prepared for potential dangers in their homes.


One (1) winner will receive a Kidde Worry-Free Bedroom Smoke Alarm!

How to Enter:

Simply leave me a comment below letting me know one step you’ve taken to protect your family from a fire!

Extra Entries Available:

After you have completed the first entry, you are eligible for additional entries. Make sure you leave a separate comment for EACH entry. Each counts as one extra entry unless noted otherwise.

This giveaway will end on June 30th at 11:59 PM Central time. Winner will be chosen via a random number generator. Giveaway is open to US entries. The winner must contact me in 48 hours to claim their prize. Good luck to everyone!
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely that of the blog owners. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. I received media samples in order to facilitate this post.
About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


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    Sandra VanHoey says:

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    Candie L says:

    We have one smoke detector in the house and we have one more to put up. Thank you

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    D Schmidt says:

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    Janet W. says:

    We have several smoke alarms throughout our house and also a fire extinguisher on each level.

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    Linda G. says:

    I have fire alarms on every floor.

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    gwendolyn blunt says:

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    I check the batteries in our smoke detectors regularly, and change them when I change the clocks.

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    we bought new fire extinguishers for 2 levels of the home

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    Danielle Johnson says:

    The home we purchased literally has no room where you would be trapped in a fire, there is an easy exit for every room.

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    Daniel M says:

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