smoke detectors

RENTERS WILL BENEFIT FROM IMPROVEMENTS TO SMOKE DETECTORS

 

By Molly Kirkland

May 3, 2016 (San Diego) -- Not long ago, I spoke with a renter who told me about some trouble he was having with a smoke detector in his San Diego apartment.


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FIRE SAFETY FACTS

 

April 16, 2010 (Spring Valley) -- Recently, a home without a smoke detector was destroyed in Spring Valley and another was severely damaged, San Miguel Fire Department reports. Did you know that:

✪Thirty-seven percent of the homes in the USA still don’t have a working smoke detector
✪Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a fire by half!
✪Nationally, 83 percent of fire-related deaths were the result of home fires


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FREE SMOKE ALARMS!

 

 

The Burn Institute Senior Smoke Alarm Program is for people 55 and over who own their own homes. All smoke alarms, batteries and maintenance direction are provided by The Burn Institute for the program – free of charge.

 

If a senior is a renter, The Burns Institute will, at the renter’s request, call the owner on behalf of the renter to advocate and let the landlord know that it is his or her legal responsibility to maintain all smoke alarm equipment.


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