Smoke Alarms Save Lives - Protect Your Family From Fire
SMOKE DETECTORS SAVE LIVES
Smoke alarms provide the early warning needed to give people time to escape a fire safely. Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half.
SMOKE ALARM FACTS
Roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
About one in five smoke alarm failures was due to dead batteries.
In fires considered large enough to activate the smoke alarm, hardwires alarms operated 91% of the time, while battery powered alarms operated 75% of the time.
Install smoke alarms inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
Larger homes may need additional smoke alarms to provide enough protection.
For the best protection, interconnect all smoke alarms so when one sounds they all sound.
An ionization smoke alarm is generally more responsive to flaming fires and a photoelectric smoke alarm is generally more responsive to smoldering fires. For the best protection, both types of alarms or a combination alarm (photoelectric and ionization) are recommended.
Install smoke alarms following manufacturer’s instructions high on a wall or on a ceiling.
Replace batteries in all smoke alarms at least once a year. If an alarm “chirps,” warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.
Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they do not respond properly when tested.
Fire warning equipment is available to awaken people who are deaf or hard of hearing. This equipment uses strobe lights and vibration equipment (pillow or bed shakers) for people who are deaf and mixed-low-frequency signals for people who are hard of hearing. Some of this equipment is activated by the sound of the smoke alarm.
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