Working Smoke Alarm Important for Family Safety at Home

Keeping Your Family Safe
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 3:53pm

Summer time is right around the corner and several students will be heading home for vacation. It's also a time to be ready for any potential dangers in your home especially with fires, Joangel Concepcion has tips on how to keep your family safe.

It's a sound you never want to hear and a sight you never want to see, but just in case there's a fire nearby there's several things you need to know. Alarms usually notify authorities of the potential danger, but its still very important to call 911 just in case. Smoke alarms can also be life savers, Lt. Rene Alaniz, an expert on fire safety, says people often make the mistake of removing the battery from the alarm while cooking.

Lt. Alaniz says that messing with the batteries of smoke alarms is a serious mistake and having one on every floor of your home is highly recommended. The most important thing you need at all times is an escape plan and knowing one is just the half. If you are awakened by the alarm in the middle of the night the most important thing to remember is to stay low.

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