Knock, Knock! Open your door to participate in a nationwide survey to promote fire safety.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) protects all of us against unreasonable risks of injuries and deaths related to the products we buy and use. CPSC has contracted EurekaFacts, a survey research company, to conduct a nationwide survey about household fire and carbon monoxide (CO) safety.

The purpose of this survey is to inform CPSC about the use of smoke detectors and CO detectors in homes in the United States. The information collected from this survey will improve household safety across the U.S. Your input will assist with developing standards and guidelines that will help protect property and human life.

When you take part in this research, you speak for thousands of people like you, and you help to make homes safer.

Field survey teams will knock on doors in randomly selected areas to ask for voluntary participation in the CPSC survey. If you qualify and complete the in-home interview, you will receive a gift card from a major credit card company.

Survey participants must be at least 18-years-old and the head of the household. For this study, head-of-household means that you are knowledgeable about your home and are able to make decisions about it. All responses will be kept confidential.

This study has been approved by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The OMB Control Number is 3041-0180. Tap here to view the OMB approval.

To answer your questions and concerns, learn more about the CSPC study on the Participant FAQ page here. If you heard about our need for interviewing teams and are interested in assisting our efforts, please tap the Volunteer FAQ page.

The study will be running from late 2019 through 2020. The study is currently in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Area from December 2019 to January 2020. All other dates are to be determined. Check back for updates.


Metropolitan Areas

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

New Bern, NC

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

Athens-Clarke County, GA

Auburn-Opelika, AL

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

Salt Lake City, UT

Farmington, NM

Pocatello, ID

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA


St. Louis, MO-IL

Terre Haute, IN

Columbia, MO

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

Columbus, OH

Pittsburgh, PA

Syracuse, NY

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

Providence-Warwick, RI-M