Your smoke alarm has the power to save your life. But have you tested your smoke alarm lately? If not, it may not be working. And that’s a risk you can’t afford to take.
Working smoke alarms give homeowners early warning of a fire, providing extra time to escape safely. But they can’t do their job if you haven’t done yours. Test all of the fire alarms monthly to make sure they’re working. It could be what saves the life of your loved ones.
In 2001, according to the National Fire Protection Association, 3,100 Americans were killed and another 15,200 were injured as a result of fire. Direct property loss due to fires was estimated at $5.5 billion. Fire killed more Americans than all natural disasters combined. 85% of all fire deaths occurred in residences. With these startling statistics in mind, these simple tips can help to keep you and your family save from fires.
The following are helpful links to refer to for fire safety and fire prevention.