This year, Fire Prevention week’s theme is “Hear the beep where you sleep: Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm”. The theme is a reminder to all home owners/renters that it is recommended for a smoke alarm be placed inside each bedroom, as well as, one outside each sleeping area of the home.
According to statistics, half of all US home fire deaths occur at night between 11pm -7am, while most people are sleeping. It is imperative to be able to hear an activated alarm immediately. You only have as little as 1 to 2 minutes to evacuate your home before a fire becomes life threatening. Having an alarm located in each bedroom will give you a better chance of hearing a tripped alarm while you are asleep.
It is also important to note, stand-alone fire alarms will not alert you if there is a fire situation in another part of your home. It is recommended for you to install interconnected alarms, which alert you by activating all alarm horns when smoke is detected anywhere in your home. Another critical option to consider is to have your alarm monitored through a central station. If your alarm is tripped, an alert will immediately be sent to the monitoring staff and the proper authorizes will be dispatched to your location.
If you would like to learn more about having professionally installed smoke detectors in your home or business, please call Northeast Security Systems at (201) 529-0100.