As daylight gets shorter and the temperature gets colder, the risks for house fires and other hazards increases. The new Be a Hero, Save a Hero® app from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) can help you stay safe with valuable fire prevention information, special weather and seasonal notifications, and more.
The free app provides the latest information and resources on a wide variety of topics including smoke alarm check reminders, creating escape plans, winter and holiday safety tips, and much more. There are even sections targeted for specific groups, such as children and the elderly.
“The goal of our Be a Hero, Save a Hero® program is to encourage you to be fire safe which in turn can help save the lives of firefighters,” explained Chief Ron Siarnicki, Executive Director of the NFFF. “As Daylight Saving Time ends on November 5th, please change your smoke alarm battery, install 10-year smoke alarms and download this app.”
Be a Hero, Save a Hero® is part of the NFFF’s Everyone Goes Home® program. The app and the redesign of the website were developed with First Arriving Marketing and Technology for Fire and EMS.