Smoke Alarm Facts & Figures

 
Smoke Alarms

Ninety-six percent of all homes have at least one smoke alarm, according to a 2010 telephone survey. Overall, three-quarters of all U.S.homes have at least one working smoke alarm.

Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths in 2005-2009 resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

When smoke alarms fail to operate, it is usually because batteries are missing, disconnected or dead.  Almost one-quarter of the smoke alarm failures was due to dead batteries.

 

Source: NFPA’s “Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires”, by Marty Ahrens, September 2011

 

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  • 179 Kingston Blvd.
  • Island Park, NY 11558
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