Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep?
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. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half!
When it comes to smoke alarms, it’s about “location, location, location”.
The key message of 2015's Fire Prevention Week campaign was to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. Larger homes may need more alarms. Visit NFPA's "Smoke Alarm Central" for more information.
What your smoke alarm IQ?
How often should you replace your home's smoke alarms? And, how often do you need to test them? Test your knowledge with our Fire Prevention Week quiz.