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Some Things You Should Know About Smoke Alarms

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke alarm info graphic by SERVPRO Don't forget to test your smoke alarms monthly!

Smoke alarms can play a significant role in fire safety. Oftentimes, smoke alarms raise awareness of an existing fire before occupants realize it exists. This increases the chance of a safe escape and could help with minimizing fire damage to the property. Below are some smoke alarm facts issued by the National Fire Protection Association:

  • In 2014-2018, smoke alarms sounded in more than half (54%) of the home fires reported to U.S. fire departments.
  • Almost three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms (41%) or no working smoke alarms (16%).
  • The death rate per 1,000 reported home fires was more than twice as high in homes that did not have any working smoke alarms compared to the rate in homes with working smoke alarms (13.0 deaths vs. 5.8 deaths per 1,000 fires).
  • In fires in which the smoke alarms were present but did not operate, two of every five (41%) of the smoke alarms had missing or disconnected batteries.
  • Dead batteries caused one-quarter (26%) of the smoke alarm failures.

If you have experienced a fire disaster on your Indian River County property, we are here to help! Our highly trained technicians are available 24/7 to help make it “Like it never even happened!”.

SERVPRO of Vero Beach



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