Friday, October 16, 2009

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

(NAPSI)-Thousands of lives could be saved from home fires each year if the homes had working smoke alarms. To encourage people to install and maintain smoke alarms and sprinklers, practice fire escape plans and perform a home safety walk-through, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) launched the Install. Inspect. Protect. Campaign.

The campaign suggests:

• Placing properly installed and maintained smoke alarms both inside and outside of sleeping areas and on every level of your home.

• Installing both ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms or dual sensor smoke alarms.

• Testing smoke alarms monthly and changing alkaline batteries at least once every year or as instructed.

• Installing residential fire sprinklers in your home.

Do your part to get out before firefighters have to come in.

For more information, visit www.usfa.dhs.gov/smokealarms or call (800) 561-3356.

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