Protect your home and family from the dangers of fire and carbon monoxide.
A fatal house fire occurs approximately every three hours in America, and more than 20,000 people are injured or die from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning every year. Plan and prepare for your family's needs by following the safety steps below.
Install smoke alarms on every floor of your home, in hallways, inside bedrooms, and outside of sleeping areas. On average, families have less than three minutes from the time the first smoke alarm sounds to escape a fire. The sooner you hear an alarm, the more time you will have to get out.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, more than 20,000 visit the emergency room and more than 4,000 are hospitalized due to carbon monoxide poisoning every year.
Install at least one CO alarm on every floor and in sleeping areas.
Choose primary extinguishers for your home. These include solutions for your living area and garage or workshop, and they’re pieces of equipment that you absolutely must have according to the NFPA.
Place fire extinguishers within reach on every level of your home.
Do you know the fire safety laws in your state? Some states require carbon monoxide detectors in all homes. Some require both smoke alarms and CO detectors. And a few of them require other safety products.