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Iowa Knows: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Iowa Knows: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives

The number of fire deaths that occur each year nationwide is widely published. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Loss in the United States During 2011 report, civilian home fire deaths have decreased 58% from 6,015 in 1978 to 2,520 in 2011. That is why the installation and use of smoke alarms are promoted by fire and life safety experts around the world. Iowa State Fire Marshal (SFM) Ray Reynolds knows this, as he has consistently demonstrated since assuming Read more [...]
Have you listened to our carbon monoxide podcast series yet?

Have you listened to our carbon monoxide podcast series yet?

Did you know that carbon monoxide (CO) is about the same weight as air? Do you know the sources of carbon monoxide? How about the latest developments with CO codes and standards? Get these answers and many others by tuning in to our CO series of podcasts with Richard Roberts, Industry Affairs manager for Honeywell Life Safety and Co-Chair of the NEMA Smoke/CO Group. This series is designed to educate consumers and industry professionals about the importance of CO life safety products, as well as Read more [...]
Have you checked your smoke detectors lately? They save lives you know…

Have you checked your smoke detectors lately? They save lives you know…

We all (hopefully) have more than one smoke detector in our home, but when was the last time we tested them? I remember growing up in a home where my mother tested our smoke detectors monthly, either by pressing the “test” button or by burning dinner. In addition, we practiced an evacuation plan in the event our home ever caught fire. I actually enjoyed this fire drill because crawling out of my first-floor bedroom window was exhilarating! With May only a few days away, I’d like Read more [...]