First Alert
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustrySecurity, fire protection
Founded1958; 66 years ago (1958)
HeadquartersAurora, IL, United States
ProductsSmoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, security cameras

First Alert is the retail brand of American safety equipment manufacturer BRK Brands, Inc.,[1] established in 1976 and based in Aurora, Illinois, with a production plant in Juarez, Mexico. Products sold with the brand include carbon monoxide detectors, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, and other safety products like flashlights and fire escape ladders. First Alert supports fire safety in partnership with Safe Kids USA and The United States Fire Administration, providing smoke alarms at reduced cost to low-income families in the United States.[2]




First Alert branded fire extinguishers model FE1A10G with serial numbers beginning with RH, RK, RL, RP, RT, RU, or RW were recalled. Fire Extinguishers were sold from September 1999 through September 2000.[5]

In May 2006, First Alert combination smoke alarms were recalled due to draining batteries rapidly.[6]


  1. ^ "About First Alert – America's Most Trusted Brand In Home Safety". First Alert. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  2. ^ Safe Kids USA. Retrieved 24 February 2008.
  3. ^ "BRK Electronics". Archived from the original on 2008-09-26. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
  4. ^ First Alert
  5. ^ "CPSC, BRK Announce Recall of First Alert Fire Extinguishers |". Retrieved 2018-06-15.
  6. ^ "First Alert® Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Recalled for Rapidly Draining Battery Power". U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Retrieved 2022-10-18.