Two early morning fires that occurred this Wednesday underscore the life-saving impact of working smoke alarms, particularly when people are sleeping:
“If the smoke detector hadn’t woke me up, I might not have made it out,” said homeowner Robert Koon. Koon's brother, who was sleeping when the alarms sounded, also escaped safely.
Similarly, in Pueblo, CO, a mother and daughter escaped a home fire when the smoke alarms sounded and woke them up as well.
These incidents represent two more powerful reminders why it's so important to test your smoke alarms monthly and change the batteries each year.