Smoke Alarms Save Lives

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According to National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) studies, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from incidents in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.  Smoke alarms are key to a residential fire escape plan.  The right kind of smoke alarm ñ and one with working batteries ñ cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half.  Working alarms give you early warning so you can get out early.  NFPA recommends the following guidelines for home smoke alarms: