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Safety Nugget Week of June 8 - Smoke Alarms< Back to Blog

Jun 18, 2015
By: L. Brown
Categories: Safety

Every morning I turn on Channel 6 news and listen while getting ready for my day.  It is quite shocking how many house fire reports say there was no working smoke alarm. I try to remember to change my smoke alarm batteries at daylight savings times of spring forward and fall back but sometimes life gets hectic and it’s easy to forget.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield recently sent out an email stating if you have a working smoke alarm it cuts your risk of dying in a house fire by almost half. They also provided a safety checklist that should be performed around your home. 

You can find more information regarding smoke alarm safety at http://www.nfpa.org/research/reports-and-statistics/fire-safety-equipment/smoke-alarms-in-us-home-fires

sources http://www.pages02.net/hcscnosuppression/nlt_june_2015_m_lifetimes_group_0615_group_section1_home_safety_checklist_ok_SHARED/?spMailingID=7811671&spUserID=MjU2MDc4MDEyMDES1&spJobID=701190986&spReportId=NzAxMTkwOTg2S0