Did you know that home fires occur more in winter than in any other season?
Some alarms may use your home’s electrical system and that could stop working during a power outage. Make sure that your smoke alarm has a back-up battery and replace the battery at least once a year.
Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. More than one-third, or 38% of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms were present. The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.