|Home fires are a serious threat to your family's safety. About 5,600 people die and over 52,000 are injured each year by fires in residences. Many home fire injuries and deaths are caused by smoke, not flames. A closer look gives an important clue to a way those frightening numbers are reduced. Many deaths and injuries occur in fires that happen at night, while the victims are asleep. A reliable way to awaken these sleepers before the environment becomes untenable would help more people escape un-injured.|
Now there is a reliable way. Buy a smoke detector; give it as a present. A new battery twice each year (when you change your clocks) and you will be a part of reducing the national figures of fire deaths.
Plan and practice for a safe escape. Home fire drills may sound silly, and a
serious fire is no fun to talk about, but a little time spent selecting escape
routes and practicing what to do if the detector goes off may save lives if fire
ever comes to your home.
Link to Fire Safety Page