Tragic Philly home fire kills 13, underscoring the dangers of fire and importance of working smoke alarms

It’s never a good day when you get an email like this.
“Hello, we have had a tragic day in Philadelphia. Thirteen people, including seven children, died in a row home fire. Twenty-one people were living in two apartments in the building and the fire department says there were smoke alarms, but they were not working. Is anyone from NFPA interested/available to speak with us about this type of…

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Source:: NFPA – Safety Information


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