Problems With Smoke Alarms and Young Children – Home Fire Safety

Recently I found something interesting and I would imagine that most people don’t even know about it. It’s about problems that smoke alarms create, while young children are sleeping. I couldn’t believe what I was listening to, but you should read the rest of this article, so that you can spread the word.  

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The video that I was watching, said that young children, couldn’t hear smoke detectors very good, while they were sleeping. This might not be that big of a problem, but most home fires actually start in the middle of the night. 

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Now that I got your attention, I doubt if this only affects young children. Anyone who goes into a deep sleep and is hard to wake up, could also find themselves in a difficult situation, especially if they’re smoke detector didn’t wake them up, like they thought it would.

The video showed young children sleeping while their parents were standing in the hallway, listening to the fire alarm. The parents couldn’t believe what they were witnessing. What’s the purpose of having a smoke detector, if you can’t hear it or it doesn’t do its job properly?

We need to prepare ourselves for home emergencies like these and it wouldn’t be a bad idea to set your smoke detector off in the middle of the night,(as long as it’s not hooked up to your local fire department) to see what actually happens. Fire safety tips like these save lives year after year. Pass this information on to other people, because you never know whose life you could save next.