Everyday, seven people die in a house fire. Children and the elderly are those most likely to lose their lives.
Smoke alarms save lives. Having a properly installed and working smoke alarm increases your chances of surviving a house fire by nearly half. It is estimated that almost 900 deaths per years could saved if all homes had working smoke alarms.
Michigan law requires UL listed smoke alarms in every home. They should be installed in each bedroom, outside of each sleeping area and in each floor of a home. If you do not have a smoke alarm, you can request from the Red Cross (click here).
Smoke spreads fast in a house fire and a smoke alarms can give you the time you need to get out quick. Make sure you that your home is properly equipped and that your family – especially kids are instructed on what to do when one goes off.