Last week, Charlotte, NC Fire Chief Jon Hannan fulfilled his part in the "Super Safety Challenge" - installing smoke alarms in a resident's home wearing a Denver Broncos jersey. Chief Hannan and Denver Fire Chief Eric Tade, along with Kidde Fire Safety, agreed to the challenge ahead of the Superbowl. The winning football team's Fire Chief would receive 200 Kidde Worry-Free 10-year sealed battery smoke/carbon monoxide alarms to install in homes of need. The losing city's chief would receive 50 of the same alarms, but must install them wearing the winning team's jersey.
Working smoke alarms are important; three out of five fire fatalities in the U.S. occur in homes without working smoke alarms (mainly due to missing or disconnected batteries). This fun challenge was really a win for both cities, and was a good way to spread the message to the public that having working smoke alarms in your home is an important thing to keep in mind.
Review Smoke Alarm Central for information regarding where you should install smoke alarms in your home, how often you should replace the batteries, how often you should replace the actual alarms and more.