Your Family is Worth It!

As the clock falls back an hour, get out those batteries. It's that time of year to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. As we set to "fall behind" on our clocks, don't fall behind in keeping your family safe. Properly-working smoke detectors have saved lives. Please make sure that you install new batteries and that you "test" your detectors this week.

  • Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.
  • More than one-third (38 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present.
  • The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms inhalation is the primary cause of death for home fire victims.

Smoke alarms are crucial elements in the early detection of fires. Smoke and toxic fumes spread through a house faster than flames. They are especially hazardous and can cause respiratory burns, lightheadedness, nausea, confusion and sleepiness. Smoke inhalation is the primary cause of death for home fire victims.

Conclusion: Properly-working smoke alarms save lives.