Your Child And Smoke Alarms
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Your Child And Smoke Alarms

Fire Safety Activities For Kids:

When I hear that children are dying from house fires. This is something that often reminds me of children playing with matches. Then setting the house on fire and getting trap and burn to death. No this is not the case or what's happening. When I hear about these types of house fires, I know that these kids are dying because of smoke inhalation and asphyxiation.

Smoke alarms and smoke detectors were found working in these homes. This is truly a mystery to me when I hear about this happening. I think having the right smoke alarms or the right smoke detectors will be an issue to look into more. Knowing the different types of smoke alarms and smoke detectors is helpful in letting you know that smolder fires are present.

Smoke Detector Beeping:

The danger in these type of fires happens while your sleeping. Certain types of smoke detector are not for every fire situation and that these detectors are not detecting smoke before it reach the victims. Plus having the right smoke detector that gives the right early warning to the posing dangers. This is the most important part of the early warning system it gives you more time to escape smoke and fires.

Fire officials report , that children and the elderly are at the top of the list in casualties to these fires. Anyone exposed to long periods of carbon monoxide and other toxic fumes found in smoke are in extreme danger. This is where smoke inhalation and asphyxiation happens. Victims of house fires suffer from lung filled dark smoke and extreme heat. This would already be a life threatening emergency situation before the fires reach them.

Kidde Smoke Alarm:

Having the right smoke detectors are the best ways to protect you and your love ones against this deadly smoldering fires. This year along most homes that caught on fire had working smoke alarms and smoke detectors. We may think that all these alarms are the same but, we are wrong. Having the wrong smoke alarms vs. smoke detectors in your home is where most people are making their mistakes in fire prevention. Having only fire alarms vs. fire detectors in cases where children and the elderly were found dead overcome by heat and smoke.

Kidde Smoke Detectors:

Fire officials also said, They also believe that smoke alarms and smoke detectors needs replacing every five to ten years. In many cases the lifetime of certain batteries might needs replacement after ten years or sooner for some lithium batteries.

But, how often do we think of these life saving safety features. Do we have the right smoke alarms and smoke detectors for our homes especially those with children. Which type of detectors are the best for some fires more than others. Learning more about fire alarms vs smoke detectors will save lives and property.

Fire Safety And Kids:

Finally, fire officials believe teaching children fire safety early and having escape plans in order will safe more lives. Plus having the right fire alarms and smoke detectors in your home will meet all regulations. City ordinances and state laws are in place to help set guidelines about which types of alarms to have in homes. Learning and protecting your family only takes a few minutes. Testing your alarms and detectors and checking batteries only takes a few seconds. Thank you for reading and watch the video.

Carl V. Lewis


Street Talk

Great article Carl, on a very sobering subject. I bet there are many of us that weren't aware of the various types of alarms available, or how to select the best smoke alarm or smoke detector for our homes.

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks Juan I hope it clear to folks how important it is to have these in their homes.

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  about 7 years ago
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