Why should I have a working smoke alarm?
A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is the only thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether you’re awake or asleep, a working smoke alarm is constantly on alert, scanning the air for fire and smoke.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2003-2006, more than 66 percent of home fire deaths occurred in homes without a working smoke alarm. A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.
Learn About Smoke Alarms
- USFA Smoke Alarm Campaign
- Fight Fire with Facts – Smoke Alarms (PDF, 225 Kb)
- NFPA Safety Tips – Smoke Alarms