Being knowledgeable about fire safety equipment — including smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers, and automatic sprinklers — improves your confidence and ability to help keep yourself and your family safe. Smoke Alarms You may have just seconds to escape a fire. Only working smoke alarms provide the precious time you and your family need to safely escape. Carbon Monoxide Alarms Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas that you cannot see, smell or taste. It is often referred to as the “silent killer.” Fire Extinguishers If there’s a fire, you need to have the confidence to act on the spot. The smaller the fire is, the sooner it goes out. Automatic Sprinklers Automatic sprinklers systems have enjoyed an enviable record of protecting life and property for over 100 years.