FACT: Smoke detectors save lives!Fire officials also recommend:
Each year, thousands of people are alerted to fire in their homes simply because they have working smoke detectors. Fire deaths are most often caused by inhaling the toxic smoke and gases emitted by early-stage fires. The early warning smoke detectors give can make the difference between life and death. Working smoke detectors can decrease the risk of dying in a house fire by nearly 50%.
FACT: Batteries don't last forever!
Fire departments across the nation recommend changing smoke detector batteries twice a year, at the same time you set your clocks for daylight savings time. Why? Because it is easy to remember and it could save your life.