With warmer temperatures and less rainfall comes the increased potential for residential fires. Based on statistics compiled by the U.S. Fire Administration, 84 percent of all fire-related deaths that occur each year occur in the house. So fire season is cause for concern. Families in South Carolina should really be aware of the problems as well as the precautionary measures that can save their lives.
The first line of defense in SC fire protection is a smoke alarm, but one is inadequate. Homes should have sensors no less than at each level of the residence, and it’s a good idea to have one in each resting area. Remember, with standard smoke alarms, the person has to hear the alert and react to it. Test the alarms monthly, and change the batteries out more sensibly a year regardless of battery level. Teach the children, and make smoke alarm routine maintenance a family event.
An Integrated System
A shortcoming of standard fire alarms is that you do have to hear them…