Know the Basics: Smoke Detectors and CO Alarms

Jim Bauer Safety Tips

Installing smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors is among the most important steps you can take for home safety. House fires can take over very quickly, and carbon monoxide is impossible to detect with the four senses. A warning from these alarms can give you more time to escape a dangerous situation. Keep reading for more information about smoke detectors and carbon monoxide …

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 …