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The importance of working smoke alarms

  • Fire deaths have been cut in half since smoke alarms were introduced in the late 1970s.
  • An estimated 95 percent of U.S. homes have at least one smoke alarm.
  • Two-thirds of reported residential fire deaths occurred in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
  • Fire deaths in homes with working smoke alarms are 51 percent less than the death rate for homes without this protection.
  • An estimated 20 percent of U.S. homes do not have working smoke alarms, primarily because of missing or dead batteries.
  • Nuisance activations are the leading cause of disabled smoke alarms. In other words, “nuisance activations” occur when a smoke alarm detects steam from a shower or stove, thus falsely alerting residents of a fire. When this happens, most people take out the batteries, or disable the alarm.
  • Tip: If your alarm sounds when it detects steam from a shower or food burning on the stove, consider moving it into an area adjacent to the bathroom or kitchen to prevent nuisance activations.
  • Almost 900 lives could be saved each year if all homes had working smoke alarms.

 

 

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