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Fire Protection Month

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

The month of October is Fire Protection Month.  This is the perfect time to educate and talk with your whole family about fire safety – include testing alarms, changing the batteries or upgrading to 10-year sealed battery alarms, how to use a fire extinguisher and escape route planning.  According to First Alert:

  • 3 of every 5 home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no working smoke alarms
  • Less than 50% of homeowners have an escape plan
  • Carbon monoxide (CO) is the #1 cause of accidental poisoning in the US
  • 60% of consumers do not test their smoke and CO alarms monthly
  • Only 47% of people report having CO alarms in their home
  • Just 43% of homeowners have an escape plan
  • Unattended cooking is the #1 cause of home fires

Addressing some of the above statistics can help save a life in an emergency.  It’s always important to make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly as well as making sure your family has a plan.  Fire Protection Month is a great time to have a chat with your family to make sure everyone is on the same page in case of an emergency.

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