Monday, December 1, 2008

Burnin Down the House

It's officially winter in my neck of the woods. We've got a few inches of snow on the ground already. Winter is the season for skiing, sledding, playing in the snow. It's the season for snuggling up to crackling fires, gingerbread scented candles glowing softly in the evening, and twinkling lights on your Christmas tree. It's also the deadliest season for home fires. My friend Gin knows the horror of awakening in the middle of the night to the smoke alarm and watching your house go up in flames from the street. It's something you never want to experience.

I asked my firefighter friend for some tips on avoiding fires and staying safe this season. Here's what he had to say:

1. Keep stuff (garland, tinsel, rugs, papers, clothes) away from portable heaters and the heat vents - they get hotter than you think.

2. Don't leave candles burning. You'd be surprised how many fires are caused from candles.
I almost never burn candles because I'm pretty sure the kids would somehow find a way to burn the house down with them. Try out THESE flameless candles instead.

3. Know what to do in case of a fire, where to go, where to meet. Stop drop and roll of course :)

4. Make sure smoke alarms work! and that your kids wake up with the sounds of them. It isn't enough to have smoke alarms. You need to make sure the batteries work. Change the batteries at least twice a year when you change your clocks. The best choice in smoke alarms are ones that are hardwired with a battery back-up in case the power goes out. That way, when one alarm goes off, they all go off. And, of course, make sure you have one on every floor and in or near every bedroom in the home.

5. Make sure the flue is open when using a fireplace. Also use the protector in front of the fireplace. Some have glass others have a chainlink protector. Use them and keep whatever you're burning in the fireplace.

6. Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of kids.

7. Follow manufacturer's instructions when stringing lights on your tree. Don't do the Clark Griswold thing and plug 20 strands into the same outlet. Unplug lights before going to bed or leaving the house. Keep live trees moist.

8. Have a fire extinguisher handy and know how to use it. Oh yeah, fire extinguishers have a shelf life and don't last forever so make sure it works or you might be forced to use a bottle of Coke to put out a fire. Not that that's ever happened to us or anything. Just sayin'...

Doesn't reading that make you want to go check out your house and make sure everything is in working order? It totally made me want to make sure everything was safe. So, go check your homes. Yes now. I'll wait. (insert lovely holiday music). Are you back? Did you realize you could use another smoke alarm or fire extinguisher? Well, you're in luck. From now until December 19th, you can save 20% on fire safety products in the Kidde store on Amazon.com. All you need to do is click on "Give the Gift of Safety" on kidde.com or visit the Kidde Amazon Store directly and enter 85BR5532 as the promotion code when checking out.

And leave me a comment here for a chance to win a fire safety kit from Kidde! This kit (retail value $100) includes
- 1 Living Area Fire Extinguisher
- 1 Battery CO/Smoke Combo
- 1 DC Nighthawk Carbon Monoxide Detector with Digital Display

I'll choose a random winner on Thursday, December 4. Good luck and be safe!

218 comments:

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Denise said...

What a useful giveaway.

BeccaSaun said...

I think everyone could most definitely use this kit! Thanks so much!!

Kerri S said...

What a very helpful post. Thanks! I could relaly use this too I need a new smoke dector.

Teresa said...

I like this idea of a give away! Thanks for the post full of tips!

Jennifer said...

that would be a great thing to get. I don't know if it is true elsewhere but when we lived in Odessa we knew some firemen and they said if you call the fire department they would supply smoke alarms for your house and possibly even install them. Unfortunately I never called to see if that was true.

Anjie said...

A great giveaway! I'd love to win...I dismantled the smoke detector in our hall because it would go off every time I cooked! (Don't worry, there is a working one in every bedroom)

Tiesha G said...

Oooh-this could come in handy in my house! About 3 years ago I made the mistake of lighting a candle and my then 3 year old tried to smell it. We're still trying to even her hair out. Needless to say, I no longer "burn" candles!! Oh-and she came out of it fine-just some singed bangs!

Kristina said...

I believe you can never have enough smoke detectors.

Garth and Becky said...

My worst fear has been our home burning down. This is a wonderful giveaway.

Sherry said...

Perfect giveaway for this time of year! I need to check our extinguishers and look into getting a CO2 detector.

Adrienne G. said...

We could use these at our house! Thanks!

fourmonsters said...

Oh, I could really use this kit. We built an addition and have not bought smoke detectors for it yet. Ya, I know, should have done it right away!!

On The Go Family said...

Why is it that the batteries in smoke detectors always die at 3 in the morning? We've had this happen twice--TWICE--this year alone. Don't worry ... we just replaced all the smoke alarms (they were 10 years old) and have committed to changing the batteries regularly from here on out.

That being said ... I'd love the kit!

nmne said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Our carbon monoxide detector recently died, and we haven't replaced it yet, so this would be really useful.

Jenn said...

Thanks for helping to keep our families safe!! What a great giveaway!!

JLWalden1{at}gmail{dot}com

Christine in NJ said...

Dawn - Great giveaway!... and we JUST practiced meeting at our "spot" outside our home should we have a house fire.

Christine

Becs said...

Great giveaway and great tips!
Thanks Dawn!

Lisa said...

Wonderful giveaway. My oldest is moving into the 3rd floor bedroom, so we could use it.

Cathy and Steve said...

Without our single smoke detector, my husband would never know when dinner was ready. Really!

ConnieC said...

Great reminders.

Janet said...

Great kit, we just bought a new house and could really use these items! I also LOVE scentsy's. They were great when we were selling our old house.

KarenKal said...

Awesome giveaway! you are always coming up with great giveaway!

Lesli said...

Thanks for the reminder! I could definitely use this!

Leah said...

What a great reminder for being safe during the holiday season.
I think everyone could use this give away. I know I could.

The Bear and The Bug said...

What a wonderful gift -- something so valuable in terms of our loved ones lives.

Michelle said...

There was a fire at the gym on Friday (yes, seriously) and I was so glad it wasn't my house... and I am off to go check my smoke detectors. Fingers crossed I don't wake the wee ones!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this for my Mom I have a funny story about Thanksgiving and if I win, I'd love to share it with you!
R. Knotts

Anonymous said...

i could totally use these i always have kids in my house and family please pick me thanks for being so thoughtful to other familys hope you enjoyed your thanksgiving.

cece ny

Brooke said...

Hmm... I just realized we don't have a fire extinguisher! Nor do we have a CO detector. So, GIMME! :)

Baby Tunnel Exodus said...

Thanks for the reminders. I know they're common sense things, but I actually said, oh yeah! a couple times. Great Giveaway!

Blessings, Whitney

Rox said...

What a great gift, this could save a life! Thanks!

Our Unique Family said...

Great giveaway! I could really use this..my husband is always asking what is burning?? Must be the fireman in him..lol

Feisty Irish Wench said...

I married an electrician, we rent our 50 year old house from an electrician, so I'm ever mindful of things, and incessantly praying nothing happens.

zap1605 said...

we could use these at our house

Veronica said...

Thank you very much for the "Heads Up." Sadly, too many lives are lost over the simplest things that could have been prevented!! May everyone have a SAFE holiday season!

~M~ said...

Great post!

Grateful for Grace said...

Smart post!!

Tam said...

Dawn,

Thank you so much! Replacement batteries are now on my grocery list!

Teresa said...

I would love to have this fire safety kit. Can you ever have too many smoke detectors or co detectors?

Angela P. said...

Living in an older home with 4 kids, this would be a great "win" for us.

Anonymous said...

I must agree with the first comment...what a useful giveaway.

-Brianna K.

Aria_cora0708@yahoo.com

Kelly B said...

What a wonderful giveaway!

Becki said...

We had a lit log roll out of the fireplace onto the cement base and thank goodness the screen stopped it. Do you ( or your readers ) know of any way to get rid of the stain? I've tried almost everything, the harshest thing bleach, and have had no luck. Great giveaway, btw!

Katy said...

What a great giveaway! I've been meaning to get a CO detector, I just keep forgetting! I'd love to not have to go buy one!

Kortnie B from Canyon, TX said...

I haven't checked my smoke detectors in a while, thanks for the reminders and great advise. These items would be very useful in my house!

Stacy said...

What a great giveaway! We need a fire extinguisher and haven't ever bought one, although I do push the buttons regularly to make sure the smoke detectors work.

Kris said...

Could really use these!

Karrie said...

That is a neat give away. I actually just put all of those things on my Christmas list.

Pamela, Mom of six from Texas said...

Thanks for the give away!

Anonymous said...

hi dawn I would love to have this kit. We are currently trying to rebuild our lives and house after we lost it from Hurricane Ike and this would definately come in handy. Thanks a bunch Sasha in Bridge City TX

Christina said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the tips!

Lori said...

Wow! This is something we could really use! Thanks!

Kitti said...

I could use this!
~K

amy said...

This would be so helpful in our house. Right now the only alarm is by the kids room, it'd be pretty sweet if there was one near us too!

Ben and Melissa James said...

You can never be too careful or too prepared!

Alice W said...

This would be an awesome gift to give to my mother in law to use in her new home because she lost her home to a fire a day before Thanksgiving due to someone dropping a cigarette onto some insulation.

Photo Quilts said...

Who couldn't use this? An awesome giveaway

fawndear said...

Mom to half dozen fire bugs here. We could definately use this kit.

Great, now I'm going to ubber paranoid until I check my own smoke detectors.

Thanks for the reminder.

Kecia said...

Great tips. I'd love another smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector.

Melanie said...

Thanks for the give away!
rankin1997@hotmail.com

Laura G. said...

Thanks for the reminder. My kids came home after fire safety last month and insisted we change a few things, including moving furniture away from bedroom windows and making sure they could open window if they had to get out. (they're young- haven't tried to escape for late night party yet!) Laura G.

Anonymous said...

Great tips.
:)

hawdieann@yahoo.com

tchrbev said...

Thanks so much for the reminders, Dawn. I just added checking the house to today's to-do list. I did not change batteries when Daylight Saving Time ended, so I will do that today.

Bev

Sheri said...

No candle flames in this house. Our toddler, Sierra, is 19 mo.

(I sure don't miss driving in Chicago snow, but I do miss building snow people!)

Sheri a transplanted Chicagoan living in Rowlett, TX.

Niki Z said...

Awesome, we just checked our detectors this weekend!

Shelly said...

Great giveaway!

Amanda said...

I have 2 boys. We always make sure the fire extinguishers (yes plural, we have 3) work, and no candles. I use the battery operated flameless ones in my votive holders. Can you tell I don't trust my kids? LOL

Christy C. said...

This is so practical, and yet we don't think about it often enough. Thanks, Dawn!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn, Did you see the 20/20 show that showed how children usually don't hear smoke alarms? They make ones that you can record your own voices on them and they seemed to work great. Would love to win this package. Kristine in Michigan.

Jayne V. said...

Perfect time of year to remind everyone about fire safety! Thanks, Dawn!

Steff said...

This would be great! I bought fireladders for all of the bedrooms, but we never have practiced using them. Now with all the snow, it would not be fun, but then again, neither would a fire.

Donna T said...

I would love to win since I need to replace our CO detector and another smoke alarm.

Super Blogger Girl! said...

Thanks for all the tips Dawn! although we have never had a fire it's something I worry about, our neighbors had one last week (the dad is a fire fighter) and it makes me wish I had more in my house to prevent a fire!

jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

Merci said...

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Having just moved into a new house and finding no fire alarms anywhere, I quickly ran out and bought some. We are still in need of one more as well as a CO detector. If I don't win these from you I will have to spend Christmas money on them. I hope I win!!!!


Candy
colland2000@yahoo.com

Christy P said...

Thanks Dawn. Those are really good tips (and timely too!).

Rosie : ) said...

Wonderful informative post!

We'd love to win this wonderful package.

Tina K said...

Im watching 'Today' on tv this morning and they are doing a segment on how to survive a fire...this is a great giveaway!!

Jen said...

What a wonderful giveaway this is! Safety first! :)

Cee Cee said...

This is a perfect giveaway - especially since my daughter just finished "Fire Safety" month at school and is now very paranoid about fires! We could especially use the fire extinguisher to have handy in the kitchen (not because I'm a bad cook or anything...no, not me!)

Maria said...

Thanks for the great advice!!!

Wishing all a safe holiday season!

Nicole said...

Great giveaway!

missy johnson said...

This is a great giveaway! Thanks

Laura said...

Great giveaway! Hope I win this time! =) Thanks for the tips too!

Elizabeth said...

What a great giveaway! A friend recently shared these videos with me http://hubpages.com/hub/What-Your-Kids-Cant-HEAR-Could-KILL-Them
They show how often children sleep through traditonal smoke detectors. I was shocked and scared by this and recently ordered one of the kind you can record your voice onto. I know we need to update our extinguishers also...

MaBunny said...

Heres my entry and I promise we don't have that many lights , so Chris won't pull a Griswold family Christmas on us..

DeT said...

What an awesome giveaway! I'd love to update our fire extinguishers--definitely not something you think about.

Step Monster said...

My Husband, Father-in-law and uncle are all firefighters and I can't remember a peaceful night in the "holiday" season that they haven't gotten called to something from a chimney fire, to a stove fire all the way up to a house fire. I hope this kit keeps someone's house safe!!!

Simple Country Girl said...

Thank you for this useful information. The heating element in my oven went out and caught on fire 2 weeks ago. I was lucky I was standing right by the oven when the flame occurred. I immediately turned it off and the flame was still there so I grabbed my fire extinguisher and put it out. I was still cleaning up from the aftermath of using the extinguisher but it was worth it to save my house! Make sure you have a working extinguisher because you never know when you may need it.

Sharon said...

What a wonderful giveaway. We had a furnace fire 2 months after moving into our new home. They blamed it on a faulty thermastat and debris in the vent system that fell onto the electrical coil. Although we have geothermal, the electric was a "back-up." It was 2AM, my husband was out of state and I had 3 little ones and was pregnant with #4 We were fortunate to have not had a full blown fire. The small burn holes on my daughters crib comforter from the debris and the black smoke on the walls of the nursery were enough for me!! (the nursery was the first room off the furnace duct work and had the most damage)
A lesson I learned that night, If you move but keep your same land-line phone, notify the emergency call center. When I called 911, our old address came up on their screen! The dispatcher was on the line with me and I could hear them dispatching the fire trucks to our OLD address! And do you think I could remember my new address in my state of panic?!! My 5 year old was the one who was able to remind me where we lived! She had just talked about fire safety in pre-k. She was actually the "calm" one that night. I would hate to hear myself on the 911 tape.
May you have a safe and wonderful holiday!

Chris A. Jackson, MI said...

When I was a kid I always thought my house was going to burn down. I always had a box ready to go of what I would take if I had to leave quickly. I think I watched one too many episode of "Rescue 911".... anyway, would love this! What a great idea!

Carrie said...

This would be great! I'd love to have another smoke detector! Thanks!

Marcea said...

Nice giveaway! I could use that one. Thanks!

Lisa said...

What a great idea for a giveaway! I know I could sure use one.

Stormimay said...

Nice. I could definitely use this!

Anonymous said...

great giveaway!! Thanks for the useful info!!

~Amber

Winona said...

Very useful!

April said...

Awesome giveaway! I've been meaning to get a fire extinguisher for our apartment.

Stephanie said...

Great giveaway!

lynnkaste@hotmail.com said...

What a great idea for a giveaway! A fire extinguisher is on my shopping list!

Janis said...

We would love this! Thanks for a great post!

Michele said...

Great Giveaway! I'd love to win this - wouldn't you know - I don't have a fire extinguisher one.

Emily said...

This would be such a wonderful way to update the safety features in our house and make sure everything is up to date. Thanks for offering this giveaway and the useful tips!!

AuntyM said...

Great idea! Margaret S. / Wyoming

Irishmama said...

This would be nice to have.....thanks for the offer!

Tamar Z. said...

what a thoughtful and useful giveaway!
thanks!

The Cohen's said...

Thanks for the tips! I never really worried about my house burning down UNTIL I had a baby, now I'm overly cautious that we have everything in check so that HE would be safe if something happened. Parental instincts? :)

Jennifer said...

OH MY! When i went to check ours (yes i actually did that and thanks for the background music lol) i see that my oldest child (13) has taken the batteries OUT of the one in the kids hall!!! (i text her at school) Apparently the beeping got on her nerves when we were baking her sisters bday cookies 3 WEEKS ago and she forgot to put it back in!! (yes i know it means the oven was smoky, how often am i supposed to clean the pizza guts out again?)

Jennifer H in Sc

Heather and Amber said...

Great giveaway! I could really use that!

Katie B said...

What a great giveaway! We could use that kit at my house! I hope I win!!!! :)

Jan M. said...

I've been meaning to check out your review blog for a long time. This was a great day to start -- I'll be checking smoke detectors when I get home tonight!

Mom2only2 said...

What a great gift for Christmas. Can't have enough safety gagets in our homes.

My Three Sons said...

we have ONE smoke detector in our house BUT it WILL call the fire department if it goes off! luckily I don't cook too horribly anymore so i haven't set it off since we got it.

Alexis said...

I love the picture of clark, every Christmas we watch that movie! What a great giveaway I would love it. Thanks Dawn. Alexis :)

Tami said...

This is an awesome giveaway!! I hope I win!!

Karrie S. said...

What a great idea for a giveaway! Thanks!

dorindmikey said...

I've been yelling at my husband to buy a Co detector for weeks now, I can't sleep at night knowing we don't have one, i'm making him buy one on Thursday if I don't win this.

Jenn said...

Hey its me again. why not ...
I think there are many in our area that dont think of these things. sad but true. we lost a whole family to fire this past winter. Mom and 3 kids. dad got out and tried to run back in to save them all. Fire fighters held him back. I dont think he has been the same since.

Heather said...

This would be a really great thing to have and add to what we already have around.

Karen said...

What a great giveaway and post. This is information we all need! Now excuse me while I go check the candles ;-)

Becky said...

I'm in. The thought of a house fire freaks me out!

kirine said...

Awesome Giveaway! One of my biggest fears is also the house catching on fire especially since we have natural gas.

~Jennifer F

AlaneM said...

I could sure use that - plus thurs is my birthday :)

Lyndsay said...

Great giveaway! Choose me random number generator!

KAL071203 said...

ick me I am in constant parinoia of house fires! also this is a great give away especially this time of year! Thanks Dawn!

Kelly M. in Texas said...

Thanks! Great reminders!

Leah C said...

yup, my husband loves the live tree--and I get to remember to water it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jen said...

Wow, this is one of the best giveaways yet.

Lisa said...

I'd love to win this giveaway!

Sarah Rosales said...

Great Public Service Announcement!!

kungfu_mom said...

Oh! How nice! Ya know we don't even have a fire extinguisher. Shame on us, I know..

Thanks Dawn!

katie said...

Just last week I told my husband we should put a fire plan together.

Laura said...

Great giveaway! House fires are so horrible.

our2angels said...

I know we could sure use these things! Thanks for the chance to win!

Blessings
Sue
marklovessue@numail.org

Valerie G. from GA said...

I would love to win this giveaway!

Allykat said...

With 2 major fires in our area (San Diego) within the last 5 years, one can never be too safety conscious. Our kids's rooms are on the opposite side of the house than ours, so I always have my eye on these. What a great giveaway.

Amanda E said...

Awesome giveaway!
You care so much about your readers! We are so lucky to have you!

Dawn said...

Excellent reminders that we all need to take to heart and take action. I am going home tonight to change my batteries in my fire alarms.

Michelle said...

Great post. I am going to check that expiration date and test all alarms too! Thanks for the helpful reminders.

Necie said...

That's a very good giveaway! I wanna win! :)

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway. I have a huge fear of fire and drive my husband nuts with it because I always want to unplug stuff :)

Heather
melody806@ yahoo dot com

Kiwi's Mom said...

You reminded me we need one more upstairs. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the informative information!

Katpolak@comcast.net

Joanna said...

I'm glad you reminded me about this important safety issue. I'm going to change the batteries in my smoke alarms now!

TeresaKDanielson said...

I have a bunch of fire bugs for boys, so count me in.

Lisa said...

Good reminders, thanks.

Shari said...

I would love to win this. We had a house fire this year and it was no fun! Pick me! LOL

Jen said...

This giveaway seems like a great idea! I actually wanted to comment on Scentsy products too. A friend of mine sells them and I love not having to worry about fires and burns with little ones around. And, the one burner I have smells up the whole house!

Melissa said...

What a great giveaway!! I immediately wanted to comment to win, because my little sister tried to set my house on fire a couple days ago, which is when we realized there are NO smoke alarms in my new house!! Luckily everyone was fine, but my kids room is right next to the bathroom. So needless to say we need some! But I don't need a CO or Carbon Dioxide detector. Or a fire extinguisher, we have 1 of those. I hope someone who really needs it wins!!

Debra said...

we could aways use something like more Co/smoke alarms.

Sudee in Florida said...

Would love the kit. Thanks

babywoo said...

Great giveaway Dawn, thanks! We could totally use the detectors!!!

Mom of Army Brats. said...

This is a great give away and we need a new fire extinguisher anywase. Aparently I cant cook in a broiler, turned into fun but at least I was able to put it out

Kerri-Anne C said...

I am glad you are taking the time to address this! Fire is my biggest phobia and fear and I can't even light a candle without getting really nervous :P My SIL and nephew's lives were saved by a CO detector and my hubbies buy a smoke alarm so this hits close to home and hope everyone knows the importance of them! Stay safe everyone!

imtcbbaby said...

Great Giveway, Dawn! Over the holiday weekend, the mailman came to delivery a package to our house and heard the CO2 alarm going off. He knocked and no one answered so he called the police/fire depts. They came sirens and all, entered the house and determined it was a faulty CO2 alarm. Luckily, we were out of town for the weekend, but they tracked us down to let us know what happened. All's well that ends well, but I consider Matt the Mailman my hero, and we definitely need new detectors! Sherry

christine in chicago said...

The apartment building that me and my daughter live in is so old and the landlords never keep up with it. Having the saftey kit would make me feel so much safer.

Kathy V. said...

This is a great give-a-way. Home safety should be important to everyone.

Kathy
Alabama

Ashley said...

My children actually asked for fire escape ladders for Christmas. Given that they are $150 a piece they won't be getting them (we have a plan for getting out of our 2nd story without them) but this gift set would be great! I'm also thinking that my children might be planning for their teen years by asking for those ladders...they seem so innocent now at 9 and 6 but I'm on to them!

kiki said...

very useful giveaway.

Tara said...

Thanks for the tips! I hope we win.

Anonymous said...

I really need to check my expiration dates!
Mindy A.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win! It's funny you wrote make sure your kids will hear the fire alarm. My alarm went off one night after the 3 of them were in bed and no one got up. One said he heard it but thought I'd said don't worry about it. I did say that but I thought they might have responded in some way. The girls heard nothing at all. Fortunately it was no big deal, I think I was using the self clean in the oven and forgot to wipe out a spill. Scary though. I turned up the sound on the thing and yelled at everyone...
Deirdre

Kim H frm GA said...

How timely...at 6 am today my downstairs smoke alarm had a chirp about every 2 minutes...I didn't have to be up yet...ugh...and it's less than 4 months old! So, I could us this giveaway. Thanks.

Jennifer B. said...

What a great thing to give away.

jodie said...

OOh, OOh, I love safety.

michelle in mo said...

What a great giveaway! Here I am trying again. . .I never win! :-p

Heather said...

I could use some more safety around here!

Anonymous said...

My dad is a firefighter and he has gone to house after house for fires caused by the pluh in oil scents - like the Glades - just another safety tip.

Christy said...

I too know someone who lost their house to a house fire. It was just a silly mistake made in the middle of the night trying to keep the fire going while he was sleepy. Luckily all family members made it out safe and sound. If it were not for the fact I have a fire extinguisher under the kitchen sink my house might not be here today. Oil fires happen fast.

Christy said...

fire is scary stuff

Lisa said...

I know I don't need any of these but I know I can donate them to someone here in town so their family can be just as safe as we are at home.
Stormy5475@aol.com

Lori said...

That would be awesome for our brand new house! What a great giveaway!

Rachael said...

I run a daycare, I always am in need of more saftey equipment in my home!

AndiWrite said...

I am paranoid about safety. I can never have too many safety devices!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

This is a fantastic give away!

JennM said...

Thanks for the timely reminders!!

Amy said...

I was just looking at fire extinguishers the other day... mine was in my house when I moved in... ummmm, almost nine years ago! And my house wasn't new... YIKES! Sign me up for the giveaway please! ;o)

Denise said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Alice said...

Thanks for the tips ! This is a wonderful giveaway.

Jess said...

I'd love this. And with how I cook, we need it!

Anna said...

This is an awesome give away!

What better thing could you give away? A way to save lives is better then any Kitchen Aid Mixer!

Kari said...

What a great giveaway!

Margo :-) said...

My dad was a volunteer fireman and I grew up learning and being so conscious of fire safety!! Great blog to remind everyone!!

Jackie said...

What a great giveaway Dawn. You can never be too safe or too aware. We lost everything we owned in a house fire before the days of smoke alarms and now I would have one in every room!

Pattie said...

could be an great Christmas gift hmmmmm......

Keri said...

Thanks for doing this.

Renee said...

This is a wonderful giveaway, especially this time of year.

Erika said...

Great giveaway!! And thanks for the tips :) It's nice to be reminded of these things.

-Erika J

AbbysMama said...

We are moving in a few weeks, how perfect is this? Thanks Dawn!
Lauren H.

Bekah said...

Nice!

amybee said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Jaclyn said...

What a great giveaway.

Anonymous said...

awesome give away! I would definitely use this!

Heather W

Amy said...

How thoughtful of you! Thanks for the safety reminders!

Shannon said...

Love a giveaway. Especially something so important.

Karen said...

What a great gift!!! I checked our old one, and sure enough, it's old and past it's prime. (sorta like me)

Denise said...

That sounds like a great giveaway-- very useful!

The Cochran Zoo said...

We need a CO2 monitor so this would rock!

Nina said...

what a great giveaway and tips. my sister is a fire fighter and I had her check out my placement of detectors when she came out. as an fyi, in low income areas, fire companies will give you free detectors and put them up for you (she does it all the time in philadelphia) so if you need one call them (well your local one not philadelphia)!

Jess In Mi said...

Very good idea!!!

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