Kidde, NFFF, Craig Morgan, and Kix Brooks Focus on Saving Civilian and Firefighter Lives with “Be a Safety Hero” and

Today, Craig Morgan and Kix Brooks teamed up to make an impact in saving lives via smoke detector awareness and education. The Country Music Stars joined hands with Kidde and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) in Nashville during the Country Music Awards.

Kidde’s program “Be a Safety Hero” and NFFF’s “Be a Hero, Save a Hero” have very similar messages.

These programs are a perfect fit for Fire Prevention and Education. Please share with your department, families, children, and others. I will have more on this topic in the very near future!

IMG_1852Kidde’s program focuses on 5 easy steps to help shield your family from danger: 

Step 1 – Replace Smoke Alarms- every 10 years!

  • Use Kidde Worry-Free 10-year sealed battery alarms and never change a battery.
  • Choose the right alarm for the right location in every room and on each level.
  • Test alarms monthly.

Step 2 – Place Fire Extinguishers- within reach of every level of your home!

  • Install close to exits, and in the kitchen and garage. Include all locations where a fire may start.
  • Check the gauge monthly to be sure it is pressurized.
  • Replace fire extinguishers that are over 12 years old or after use.


Step 3 – Install Carbon Monoxide Alarms- on each floor and near bedrooms!

Look for the UL Listed symbol to be sure the alarm meets quality standards.

  • Replace outdated alarms with Kidde Worry-Free 10-year sealed battery alarms.
  • Test alarms monthly.

Step 4 – Create an escape plan with your family.

  • Practice regularly, both day and night.
  • Know 2 ways out of every room.
  • Know who will assist children and those with mobility/health issues.
  • Have escape ladders in upstairs rooms.

Step 5 – Commit to being a safety hero by taking the pledge at

Simple Steps to Safety (PDF)

Fire Escape Plan Worksheet(PDF)Fire Safety Checklist (PDF)

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation focuses on Step 5 in “Be a Hero, Save a Hero” – Visit the web site