A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is the only thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether you’re awake or asleep, a working smoke alarm is constantly on alert, scanning the air for fire and smoke.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire
Smoke Alarms are your best form of protection against fire. Fire moves fast and smoke is deadly. Smoke and deadly gases kill more people than flames do in fires. Smoke alarms warn people at the earliest signs of smoke, giving them time to escape.
Important Tips About Smoke Alarms:
- Smoke alarms should be installed on every level of your home.
- Alarms should be mounted high on the wall or on the ceiling.
- Test your smoke alarms monthly.
- Replace batteries twice a year (Remember: Change your Clock, Change your Batteries)
- Never remove or disconnect the battery.