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The theme for 2016 is "Don't Wait -Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years." Click here to download the information package for this year.
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Click on the image below to download this year's colouring sheet.
This year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Don't Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years," represents the final year of our three-year effort to educate the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm safety.
Why focus on smoke alarms three years in a row? Because NFPA's survey data shows that the public has many misconceptions about smoke alarms, which may put them at increased risk in the event of a home fire. For example, only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced.
As a result of those and related findings, we're addressing smoke alarm replacement this year with a focus on these key messages:
- Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
- Make sure you know how old all the smoke alarms are in your home.
- To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date.
The results of the 2015/16 National Fire Safety Multimedia and Poster competition are out! Thank you to everyone who took part and congratulations to our prize winners.
View previous winning entries by clicking on the years below.
Vist the NFPA's Fire Prevention Week website to read more and download resources to help spread the fire safety message.