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Smoke Alarm Sheet in Spanish

When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly. NFPA’s new smoke alarm tip sheet in Spanish provides messaging to a broader audience. The carbon monoxide safety tip sheet is also now available on Spanish. You can find more about smoke alarms and carbon monoxide safety on the NFPA website.

This past week, two fire incidents involved neighbors who took swift action upon hearing nearby smoke alarms.

A man who slept through the smoke alarms sounding in his Nelson, UK, home, was rescued by residents who rushed to his aid.

Meanwhile, neighbors who heard smoke alarms sounding in a flat in Poole, U.K., promptly contacted the local fire service. “On this occasion a neighbor was alerted by the sounding of the smoke alarm. This incident could have been much worse and is a reminder of the importance of having working smoke alarms,” said a spokesman for the fire service.

Both incidents involved unattended cooking fires.

Of course, being fully prepared for a fire in your own home is the best safety plan of all. NFPA offers a wealth of information on smoke alarms and home escape planning, which can make a life-saving difference in a home fire.

 

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Remembering When, which centers on 16 key safety messages–8 fire prevention and 8 fall prevention–includes the message that exercising regularly can help prevent falls.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as stated in the Remembering When program, falls are the leading cause of death from unintentional injury in the home for older adults. Extensive research from the CDC has concluded that t’ai chi, practiced by millions of people, is a phenomenal physical exercise and can reduce falls among older adults and improve their health.


Under the guidance of a personal physician, older adults can choose the exercise program that’s right for them and begin lowering their risk of falling in the home.


 

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