Let’s talk smoke alarm safety. It’s dangerous to not have smoke alarms in your home. Be sure to test smoke alarms monthly, replace batteries yearly, and replace smoke alarms every 10 years.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, an average of 1,450 fire deaths occur every year in homes with missing or non-functioning smoke alarms. 2/3 fire deaths occur in homes with missing or non-functioning smoke alarms Install Smoke Alarms In: Every bedroom Outside each sleeping area On every level of your home, including basement On […]
More than 350,000 fires occur each year and often within the homes of seniors. Some of the leading causes include cooking, portable heaters, and faulty electrical equipment. The National Center for Health Statistics found that adults 65 and older were 2.4 times as likely as the general population to die in fires. For those 85 […]
Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors save lives, but many people live in homes without them. Hundreds of people, especially seniors, die from unintentional exposure to carbon monoxide, and thousands more die in house fires where there are no working smoke alarms. ESFI created this PSA to ensure that at-risk populations are aware of the […]
Help everyone’s favorite safety detective, Private I. Plug, learn about smoke alarms and fire escape plans while he celebrates his smoke alarm’s birthday in this fun and informative safety video.
On average, 8 people die in a home fire each day in the United States, for a total of nearly 3,000 fatalities every year. Roughly two-thirds of these deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Follow these simple steps from ESFI to make sure your home and family are adequately protected by working, properly […]
Smoke alarms save lives, but only if they are working properly Use this calendar to record the dates that you perform your annual smoke alarm maintenance activities. If you are unable to complete these tasks yourself, give this calendar to a family member or friend and ask them to assist you. Remember that smoke alarms […]
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas that is created when common fuels such as natural gas, oil, wood or coal burn incompletely. This odorless, colorless, tasteless gas is often called the “silent killer” because it is virtually undetectable without the use of detection technology like a CO alarm. Installation Tips Install CO alarms on […]
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas that is created when common fuels such as natural gas, oil, wood or coal burn incompletely. This odorless, colorless, tasteless gas is often called the “silent killer” because it is virtually undetectable without the use of detection technology like a CO alarm. Carbon Monoxide Statistics On average, about […]
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