October 5th through October 11th is Fire Prevention Week, presented by the NFPA. This years theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives”. Almost 60% of home fire deaths are the result of fires in homes with no working smoke alarms.
Working smoke alarms reduce the risk of dying in home fires by half.
An ionization smoke alarm is generally more responsive to flaming fires and a photoelectric smoke alarm is generally more responsive to smoldering fires. For the best protection, or where extra time is needed, to awaken or assist others, both types of alarms, or combination ionization and photoelectric alarms are recommended.
Make sure you stop by our Open House on October 18th for a demonstration between these 2 alarms.