This Sunday, November 6th, marks the end of Daylight Saving Time, when everyone, but us in Arizona sets their clocks back one hour. Mammoth Restoration would like to remind you that this is a great opportunity to also change the batteries in smoke alarms.
Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
- No smoke alarms were present in 40% of the home fire deaths.
- In 23% of the home fire deaths, smoke alarms were present but did not sound.
- Mammoth wants to be sure you and your family stay safe this winter and throughout the year.
Here are some helpful hints:
Check Your Smoke Alarms
After inserting fresh batteries in your Smoke Alarm, make sure the Alarm is working by activating the safety test button.
Count Your Smoke Alarms
Mammoth highly recommends that you have a properly functioning Smoke Alarm in every sleeping room and in the hallway directly adjacent to those rooms.
Clean Your Smoke Alarms
Help your Smoke Alarm remain sensitive and ready to protect you by gently using a vacuum cleaner once a month to remove dust and cobwebs.
Retire Your Old Smoke Alarms!
Smoke Alarms work every minute of every day. After millions of sensing cycles, they should be retired. Replace your Smoke Alarms with new devices every 10 years.
Plan & Practice Your Escape!
Children are at increased risk of dying in a home fire because they often become scared and confused when a fire erupts. Make sure your children recognize the sound of your home's Smoke Alarm and teach them to respond instinctively to its signal.
Plan & Practice Your Escape Route
Create at least two different escape routes from every room and practice them with the entire family. Be sure all family members know the lifesaving practice of crawling below the dangerously thick smoke and intense heat of a fire.
Check Your Flashlights
Make sure your emergency flashlights work when you need them. It is a good idea to keep a working flashlight and a whistle near your bed, in the kitchen, basement and family room.
Install Fire Extinguishers!
Install at least one fire extinguisher in or near your kitchen and know how to use it.
For more information and additional fire prevention tips click on Fire Prevention Tips