Life Saver: Working Smoke Alarms Smoke alarms– at least those that are working – save lives. Properly installed and maintained smoke alarms play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. To protect yourself and your loved ones in case of a fire, the U.S. Fire Administration recommends the following:
• Install smoke alarms on every level of your home;
• Set up smoke alarms inside and outside of all sleeping areas;
• If an individual is deaf or hard of hearing, use a smoke alarm with a bed shaker or strobe light;
• Test your smoke alarms at least once a month; and
• Ensure all members of your household know the sound or alert of the alarm. For additional information on how to protect yourself from a fire, check out the USFA website. Summer Safety
Tips: Staying Safe Outdoors Keep your family safe this summer by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).