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Smoke alarms were credited with saving four lives in Everett, WA, earlier this week. A woman and three children were able to safely escape their home upon hearing the smoke alarms sound at around 5am.

“Smoke alarms played a big role in saving the lives of the residents in the house,” said Assistant Fire Marshal Eric Hicks. “The family could have easily been trapped inside the house if it hadn’t been for the smoke alarm going off at the right time.”

According to local news reports, the home appears to be a total loss; the cause of the fire is under investigation.

For more information on the importance of smoke alarms, check out NFPA's smoke alarms safety tips.


We recently debuted a new infographic on cooking fire safety and you all really seemed to find it helpful. So we put together another infographic highlighting smoke alarm safety information and statistics. Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

Review this latest infographic and be sure to share with your friends and family as a good safety reminder! Take a look at our new site, Smoke Alarm Central for additional information on smoke alarms. 

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