PIOs: New NFFF App Helps Keep Community & Firefighters Safe

Share with public as you urge November 5 smoke alarm checks

Be a Hero, Save a Hero® App

The new Be a Hero, Save a Hero® mobile app from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) can help your community stay safe with valuable fire prevention information, special weather and seasonal notifications, and more. It’s available now for you to share with the public as you remind them to change their smoke alarm batteries and the benefits of 10-year smoke alarms on Sunday, November 5th when Daylight Saving Time ends.

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 older adults.

“The goal of our Be a Hero, Save a Hero® program is to encourage the public to be fire safe which in turn saves the lives of firefighters,” explained Chief Ron Siarnicki, Executive Director of the NFFF. “This app is the perfect companion as you spread the word of changing clocks and batteries this week and the importance of home fire safety year-round.”

The safety tips on the app include information from the U.S. Fire Administration, the National Fire Protection Association and other partners working together to help prevent home fires.

Be a Hero, Save a Hero® can be downloaded on the Google Play Store or the App Store with links available on the newly redesigned website, www.beaherosaveahero.org.

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.