SilverSmart™ Offers Fire Safety Technology in Honor of Fire Prevention Week

It’s National Fire Prevention Week! Did you know the number one cause of home fires in the United States is unattended cooking? This occurs because of distractions and, in many cases, memory impairments. Fortunately, there are products available to help prevent kitchen fires and keep families and loved ones safe.


CookStop™ utilizes computer-controlled motion sensor technology to determine a human presence in the kitchen. When the CookStop™ device senses that no one is in the kitchen, it will begin a countdown to shut off the stove. If motion is detected in the kitchen, it will automatically reset the device’s countdown. If there is no motion following the countdown, CookStop™ will automatically shut off the stove for you. There are seven different solutions available to meet the specific needs of your home. The cost is between $390.00 – 439.00. You can find additional information at


FireAvert was created by a firefighter to stop fires caused by unattended ranges. The device will automatically cut power to your stove when the smoke alarm sounds. FireAvert intelligently turns off the stove before there is any fire. It is continually monitoring the sound of your smoke alarm. When your smoke alarm sounds, FireAvert will turn off the stove before there is any fire. Installation is easy and requires no tools. The cost is $150.00 for electric ranges and $170.00 for gas ranges. To learn more, visit

Smart Micro™

Smart Micro can help prevent microwave fires. A smoke sensor that magnetically attaches to your microwave will interrupt power at the first sign of smoke. It is a plug and play solution costing $70.00. The website offers details as well as other fire safety products. To read more, visit

Celebrate National Fire Prevention Week by performing a safety check with your loved ones to promote independence and increase safety. If you have questions about other assistive technologies available to help seniors remain safe, healthy and engaged, reach out to Sharon Whalen, SilverSmart™ program coordinator at 724-452-3619 or