Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries.
Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
Here's what you need to know!
Smoke alarms by the numbers
- Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home.
- Test your smoke alarms every month.
- When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.
- Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years
- In 2007-2011, smoke alarms sounded in half of the home fires reported to U.S. fire departments.
- Three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
- No smoke alarms were present in more than one-third (37%) of the home fire deaths.
YOU ARE IN LUCK!
American Red Cross of Greater Chicago & Northern Illinois and the Midlothian Fire Department are teaming up AGAIN to install FREE SMOKE DETECTORS to the residents of the Village of Midlothian!
WHEN: Saturday, October 17th, 2015
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sign op today by calling (708) 489-4742.