In 2012, there were approximately 365,000 home fires in the United States. That’s 1000 a day, which is a staggering number when you think about it. Although we all try to protect ourselves from catastrophe, it is an inevitable part of existence that sometimes disaster strikes. When it does, it’s important that you’ve taken all of the necessary precautions to ensure the safety and longevity of yourself and your family.

A lot of research has been conducted in order to examine the statistics surrounding home fires in the United States. In one conducted by the National Fire Protection Association, it was found the 3 in every 5 fatalities as the result of a home fire were caused by either missing or non-functional smoke detectors. In most cases where a smoke detector was present, it was found that its malfunctioning was due to either a missing, disconnected or dead battery. This information is especially sobering when you consider the following: The NFPA found that risk of death as the result of a home fire was cut in half when there were working smoke detectors present at the site of the fire.

The lesson is simple: make sure that you regularly check that your home’s smoke detectors are working properly. Doing so could clearly be the difference between life and death. If they’re not working or if they’re out of date, consider upgrading to Crossfire’s state-of-the-art smoke detectors. Our detectors sound at a volume louder than the national average, and they communicate with each other to ensure that you and your family have enough time to escape in the event of an emergency. Don’t let yourself become a statistic!

(Source: http://www.nfpa.org/research/reports-and-statistics/fires-by-property-type/residential/home-fires)

(Source: http://www.nfpa.org/~/media/Files/Research/NFPA%20reports/Fire%20Protection%20Systems/ossmokealarms.pdf)