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Alarming number of deaths traceable to neglected smoke alarms

Alarming number of deaths traceable to neglected smoke alarms


This could save your life.

October is Fire Prevention Month and the International Association of Fire Chiefs asked us to pass this along to you:


On average, families have less than three minutes from the time the first smoke alarm sounds to escape a fire. Working smoke alarms provide the early warning and critical extra seconds needed to escape and cut the risk of dying in home fire structures in half. When you set your clock back, use the extra hour to make a life-saving change in your household – change and test the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors – and remind your friends, family and neighbors to do the same. This simple act takes just a moment, but it is the best defense your family has against the devastating effects of a home fire.

 

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