According to the report, currently, two-thirds of all home fire deaths occur in residences with no smoke alarm or no working smoke alarm, primarily due to dead or missing batteries, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Smoke alarms with sealed-in 10-year batteries are tamper proof and eliminate the need to replace the battery - something many homeowners fail to do.
Check your fire alarms. Place one on each level of your home. Place one in your bedrooms, halls, and your basement. CHECK THEM OFTEN. Don't unplug them because the kitchen gets to hot and they make all of that noise. GET a fan. Ventilate. Have an evacuation plan. Make sure you have a meeting place outside to count heads, if there is a fire in your home. Do a monthly fire drill if you live with others. Take pictures of your furniture and other valuable; Put your valuable papers in a safe deposit box. Keep copies at home. Practice safety!
We pray that we are never victims of a fire, but we can be as prepared as possible.
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As Posted by Jerry Kline/Jason Barnnet
The new legislation also requires that at least one smoke detector be located on every floor of a home by 2018.