This year, October 4-10 is Fire Prevention Week. The goal of this week is to bring awareness to people on the steps they can make to keep their home safe.
Because most casualties happen during the night hours between 11 pm and 7 am, it is important to have working smoke alarms that will wake people up in case of fire. According to National Fire Protection Association, reliable smoke alarms should be installed in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement.
There are a few important rules you should follow with your smoke alarms:
- Test them every month.
- Replace all fire alarms every ten years (even if they work fine).
- Do not install fire alarms near windows, doors, or balconies that can bring in drafts.
- Make sure everyone in the household know the sound of the alarm and know they have to go outside if it goes off.
Traditional fire alarms are perfect when you are at home. How can you be alerted if a fire happens when you’re out?
You can use family monitor Helmet that has built-in smoke sensors to remotely monitor your place. It will also send you alert notifications directly to your phone if there are changes in air composition. That way, you will be always in the know of what is happening at your place.