New smoke alarms report underscores critical importance of fully functioning alarms

Smoke alarms serve as the first line of defense in a home fire, alerting people in time to escape safely. But in order to adequately protect people, they need to be working properly.
NFPA recently published its latest edition of Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires, which showed that smoke alarms were present in three-quarters (74 percent) of the reported home fires between 2014 and 2018. Almost three…

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Source:: NFPA – Safety Information


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