Smoke alarms credited with saving a life

Blog Post created by susanmckelvey Employee on May 23, 2014

“Smoke detectors saved a life…” That was the lede in a local news story about a Fall River, MA, resident who called the fire department to report a fire in his home.

“The tenant was sleeping when the alarm began to sound,” said District Chief Michael Clark, the commander at the scene. “He got up and saw his kitchen was fully involved (in flames). He got out and called 911.”Fall River firefighters knocked down a fire at a triple-decker at 98 Harrison St. on Wednesday morning. No one was injured in the blaze.

According to The Herald News, the fire began on the second floor of a triple-decker home and extended to the third. No one was injured.

Once again, this news story reinforces the life-saving value of working smoke alarms. NFPA statistics show that having a working smoke alarm cuts your chance of dying in a fire in half. So remember to test yours monthly and change the batteries once a year!