Fire Alarm & Protection Blogs

Do Smoke Alarms Expire?

Smoke Alarms

Do you have smoke alarms installed in various parts of your home? If so, you might think that your smoke alarms will protect you and your family in the event of a fire. As long as you check your batteries on a regular basis, you are probably under the assumption that your smoke alarms will… Read more »

A Brief Look at the History of Fire Alarm Pull Stations

Fire Alarm Pull Stations

If you have ever walked through a commercial building or an industrial facility, you have no doubt come across a fire alarm pull station. These pull stations are usually red and white, and in the event of a fire, they allow for people to notify others about the presence of the fire by pulling on… Read more »

How Often Should Smoke Alarms Be Replaced?

Replacing Smoke Alarms

Do you know how often you’re supposed to replace the smoke alarms in your home? A study conducted by the National Fire Protection Association in late 2016 found that, while about half of all Americans have three or more smoke alarms in their home at the moment, about 20 percent of them have smoke alarms… Read more »

What Should You Do If a Fire Starts In Your Home?

Fire Safety Tips

House fires are frightening. Despite the many advances in home safety over the years, there are still more than 350,000 home structure fires each year in the U.S. Structure fires in homes are responsible for more than 2,500 deaths each year (about seven people per day on average), and more than 12,000 injuries. This is… Read more »

Remember Your Pet When Creating a Fire Escape Plan

Fire Escape Plans for Pets

People love their pets. In many cases, people often love their dog or cat more than they love other people! With that kind of love, it’s important to remember your pet when creating a fire escape plan. Since half a million pets are involved in home fires every year, it’s something to keep in mind… Read more »

Things to Tell Your Child About Smoke Alarms

Children and Smoke Alarms

No one enjoys thinking about the possibility of a fire taking place in their home. But the truth is that a fire could start in your home at any time, and if you have children living with you, they need to know what to do if a fire takes place. It’s why it’s extremely important… Read more »

The History of Fire Alarms

The fire alarms that are installed in many homes and businesses today are very complex. They incorporate a series of sensors and the latest technology to detect fires quickly, and in many cases, they are designed to alert the authorities right away about the presence of a fire. They can save lives, reduce property damage,… Read more »

How Do Smoke Detectors Work?

Smoke Detection

Smoke detectors can save lives in the event of a fire. When a fire starts and smoke begins to billow through a home or business, a smoke detector will go off and let everyone inside of the building know that they have to get out quickly. Smoke detectors are very loud and designed to alert… Read more »