Saving Lives: One Smoke Detector at a Time
One small device can save lives? YES!
Make sure you replace the batteries in your smoke detector regularly to ensure it works because it could save your life!
According to The American Red Cross:
- 7 people die daily in a house fire
- Every 40 minutes a fire injury is reported
- $7 billion in property damage every year
The National Fire Protection Association strongly suggests installing a smoke alarm in every bedroom of your home. They also highly recommend installing a smoke detector outside every sleeping area and on every level of your home. If your Northport or Tuscaloosa home is larger, you may need more smoke alarms to ensure you will be alerted when the smoke hits the detector.
Today, many home security systems offer a smoke detector option that will contact your local fire department in the event of smoke detection. This is a wonderful safety tool, especially if you aren't home or are sleeping heavily at the time of a fire occurrence.
In the event of a house fire big or small, make sure you call SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa for your clean up needs.
Also, you can contact your local Red Cross Chapter to help assist with adjusting if you have been temporarily put out.