Smoke Alarms

The Importance of Smoke Alarms

While smoke alarms go relatively unnoticed during our day to day lives, their importance cannot be understated. In the event of a fire, it is proven that having functioning smoke alarms in every bedroom and throughout the home can dramatically decrease the probability of fire related injury or death. Research conducted by the National Fire Protection Association has yielded valuable information that can help keep you and your loved ones safe!

Information and Statistics

  • Almost three out of five fire deaths resulted from fires in properties with no smoke alarms (41 percent) or smoke alarms that did not work (16 percent).
  • The death rate per 1,000 home structure fires is 55 percent lower in homes with working smoke alarms than in homes with no alarms or alarms that fail to operate
  • When present, hardwired smoke alarms operated in 94 percent of fire considered large enough to  trigger a smoke alarm. Battery operated alarms operated in 82 percent of the time.