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It takes two: Public outreach should include mention of smoke alarms and sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. “This smoke detector could have prevented this fire death,” said past fire chiefs as they held up the fire safety device for reporters. When fire officials make such powerful statements immediately following a major fire, especially if an occupant suffered a burn injury or was killed, they get the full attention of the public. Of course, the important role smoke detectors play in notifying people of a growing fire is a well-used message in the fire service’s public education efforts. (Per NFPA, working smoke alarms cut the chances of dying in a reported fire by half.) But imagine the impact…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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