Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10 this year and the theme is “hear the BEEP where you SLEEP”. Educating homeowners that every bedroom needs a working smoke detector.
*Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep.
*One quarter of home fire deaths were caused by fires that started in the bedroom.
*Three out of five home fire deaths happen from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
*Three out of five home fire deaths in 2007-2011 were caused by fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
*Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half.
*When smoke alarms fail to operate, it is usually because batteries are missing, disconnected, or dead.
*According to an NFPA survey, only one-third of Americans have both developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.
*Almost three-quarters of Americans do have an escape plan; however, more than half never practiced it.