Under the best of circumstances you have approximately 1-2 minutes to safely exit your home when you hear the smoke detector alarm. Smoke detectors are inexpensive early warning devices that definitely saves lives.
According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), homes fires account for about 80% of all fire deaths in a typical year and more than 95% of all deaths in structure fires in a typical year. When home fire sprinklers are used with working smoke detectors, your chances of surviving a fire are greatly increased. Sprinklers are becoming more affordable and they can potentially increase your property value and lower your insurance rates.
Home fires can be prevented. Take some time to inspect your house for potential fire hazards using this simple checklist.
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