Do Smoke Detectors and CO Alarms Really Save Lives?

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms are mandated by most residential fire codes in the United States today. All new residential construction incorporates these vital safety devices and most existing structures are now required to add them. Fire breaking out in a residence when occupants are sleeping, or the accumulation of dangerous levels of carbon monoxide (CO) gas, have long …