Did You Know?
In 2012-2016, smoke alarms sounded in more than half (53%) of the home fires reported to U.S. fire departments. Almost three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms (40%) or no working smoke alarms (17%). No smoke alarms were present in two out of every five (40%) home fire deaths.
In a house fire, a closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working at least once a month. When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years.
For additional tips and information, read these safety tips and keep your home and family safe from fire.
Safety Tips (PDF)