Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Mar 21, 2018 in General Interest
Smoke dectectors save lives
The evidence is clear and convincing: Having working smoke detectors in your home drastically improves your chances of surviving a house fire. The U.S. Fire Administration reports the following statistics:
1. Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.
2. More than one-third (38 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present.
3. The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.
So the need for smoke detectors are clear. But it is important that you keep your smoke detectors in working order. Every room needs a detector. The batteries need to be replaced on a regular basis. And smoke alarms 10 years old or older need to be replaced. Protect your family. Make sure you have working smoke detectors throughout your house.
For more information: U.S. Fire Administration