First Alert Announces Winners of Anniversary Fire Safety Sweepstakes

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60 Fire Departments Will Receive Alarms to Help Residents in Need

This June, First Alert held its “60 Years of Thank Yous” sweepstakes to mark the 60th anniversary of the company’s founding.

This June, First Alert held its “60 Years of Thank Yous” sweepstakes to mark the 60th anniversary of the company’s founding.

First Alert is helping fire departments nationwide make their communities safer from the dangers of both fire and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning by donating thousands of alarms.

First Alert, the most trusted brand in home safety*, is helping fire departments nationwide make their communities safer from the dangers of both fire and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning by donating thousands of alarms.

This June, First Alert held its “60 Years of Thank Yous” sweepstakes to mark the 60th anniversary of the company’s founding. 60 fire departments were randomly selected from hundreds of entrants to win 60 smoke or CO alarms to help with community risk reduction initiatives.

The winning fire departments represent a wide array of entries from both municipal and volunteer fire departments coast to coast:


  • Bussey-Sharman Volunteer Fire Department
  • Diaz Fire Department
  • Higginson Volunteer Fire Department


  • Denver Fire Department


  • Sherman Volunteer Fire Department


  • DeKalb County Fire Rescue
  • McRae-Helena Fire Department


  • Astoria Fire Department
  • City of East Moline Fire Department
  • Elgin Fire Department
  • Gilman Fire Department
  • Glendale Fire Protection District
  • Lena Fire Protection District
  • Little Wabash Fire Protection District
  • Marengo Fire Protection District
  • Normal Fire Department
  • Oregon Fire Protection District
  • Otto Township Fire Protection District
  • South Beloit Fire Department
  • Spring Valley Fire Department
  • Western Springs Department of Fire and EMS
  • Wheeling Fire Department
  • Winfield Fire Protection District


  • Chesterton Fire Department


  • Holland Fire Department
  • Ladora Volunteer Fire Department
  • Morning Sun Fire Department
  • Tipton Fire and Rescue, Inc.


  • Danville Fire Department
  • Haynes Knob Fire Department
  • Versailles Fire & Rescue
  • Watts-Caney Volunteer Fire Department
  • Wolfcoal Volunteer Fire Department


  • Lafourche Fire District #1 Volunteers
  • Ville Platte Fire Department


  • Veazie Fire Department


  • Philipp Volunteer Fire Department


  • Morse Bluff Volunteer Fire Department
  • Schuyler Fire and Rescue

New Jersey

  • Washington Township Fire Department

New York

  • Chautauqua Fire Department
  • City of Plattsburgh Fire Department
  • Downsville Fire Department
  • La Fargeville Volunteer Fire Department
  • Schoharie Fire Department
  • West Brighton Fire Protection District

North Carolina

  • Northwest Harnett Volunteer Fire Department
  • Rutherfordton Fire & Rescue

North Dakota

  • Spirit Lake Fire Department


  • Felicity-Franklin Fire and EMS
  • Munson Fire Department
  • Somerset-Reading Township Volunteer Fire Department


  • Jenkins Township Fire Department
  • Lehighton Fire Department
  • Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Company
  • Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Department


  • Burkburnett Volunteer Fire Department
  • Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department


  • Spokane Valley Fire Department


  • Crivitz Fire Department

“Throughout our history, we have been fortunate to work with local fire departments and safety officials across the country to help spread awareness of the dangers of smoke and carbon monoxide,” said Tarsila Wey, director of marketing at First Alert. “To celebrate our 60th anniversary, we wished to thank these invaluable partners by equipping them with alarms to help them continue the great work they do in their community.”

Why It Matters
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), three out of every five home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.** The NFPA recommends installing smoke and CO alarms on each level of the home and in or near every sleeping area.

Once alarms are installed, they must be properly maintained by regular testing and cleaning. Homeowners should replace smoke alarms every 10 years and carbon monoxide alarms every five to 10 years depending on the model.

Another critical component of home safety is having – and frequently practicing – an escape plan. As part of this plan, it is important to identify two ways out, have a designated meeting area and ensure everyone knows how to call 911.

For more tips on fire and carbon monoxide safety, visit the First Alert website at

*First Alert Brand Trust Survey, February 2018 – Results are based on the responses of 1,000 adults, ages 25 and older, living in the United States who completed an online survey, February 15-19, 2018. Results are statistically significant at a 95 percent confidence level and can be generalized to the entire adult population in the United States within those statistical parameters. For more information or a copy of the complete survey results, contact Tim Young at LCWA: 312/565-4628 or

**National Fire Protection Association “Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires” Report, September 2015

About BRK Brands, Inc.
BRK Brands, Inc. (Aurora, IL), is a fully owned subsidiary of Newell Brands. For 60 years, BRK Brands, Inc. has been the manufacturer of First Alert®-branded home-safety products, the most trusted and recognized safety brand in America. BRK® Brands designs and develops innovative safety solutions including Tundra™ Fire Extinguishing Spray, Onelink by First Alert smart home products, a comprehensive line of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers and escape ladders to protect what matters most. Such products are also marketed under the BRK Electronics® brand, The Professional Standard for the builder and contractor audiences. BRK Brands, Inc. products are found in more than 30 countries worldwide. For more information, visit, or

About Newell Brands
Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Dymo®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer’s®, Coleman®, Jostens®, Marmot®, Rawlings®, Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Graco®, Baby Jogger®, NUK®, Calphalon®, Rubbermaid®, Contigo®, First Alert®, Waddington and Yankee Candle®. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play.

This press release and additional information about Newell Brands are available on the company’s website,

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