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.