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Home-Securtiy Each year, thousands of citizens die needlessly in residential fires. By installing fire alarms and ensuring alarms work properly in fires by testing them regularly could save thousands of lives and millions of dollars. Why Do I Need a Fire Alarm? The statistics speak for themselves: According to a new study released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s U.S. Fire Administration, there were approaching 1.7 million estimated fires reported annually to fire departments in 2002. In the same year, an estimated 3,300 of these fires claimed the lives of 3,380 civilians, as well as causing $159 million in property damage. In 42% of residential fatal fires, fire alarms were not present; in 21% of residential fatal fires, alarms were present but did not operate. These last statistics really reinforce why it is so important not only to fit a fire alarm, but to ensure that regular testing is undertaken. Fire Alarms: How They Work and Where to Install Them A properly installed fire alarm actually detects smoke given off by fires (rather than the fire itself) and raises an alarm to warn the house occupants. Modern homes contain a whole range of .bustible materials which give off lethal gases in a fire and this is where your fire alarm .es in. It is re.mended that you install your fire alarm on each level of your home and outside bedrooms. Regular Fire Alarm Testing is a Must Ensure your fire alarm is working properly by testing it regularly, about once a month should be more than adequate. A fire alarm is only as good as the battery inside it. So, as part of your regular testing regime, ensure you change the battery once a year or when the fire alarm makes a ‘chirping’ sound. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: