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Article on Smoke Detector Law Change & Fire Safety Facts
Daylight Savings Time begins on March 10, signaling the unofficial start of spring. The fire service is urging all home owners in the state of New York to replace all aging, removable battery-powered smoke alarms with newer models and test any other units currently in use to ensure they are in working order. Any smoke alarm over 10 years of age should be replaced, as the sensors begin to decay after 10 years of use and smoke alarms without batteries are useless.
The fire service is encouraging New Yorkers to install smoke alarms equipped with sealed-in, non-removable batteries that last for 10 years. These alarms do not require changing the batteries during their lifespan and are nearly impossible to disable. Beginning on April 1, this will be the only type of battery-powered smoke alarm permitted to be sold in New York, the result of legislation universally supported by the state’s fire service and signed into law by the Governor in December of 2015.
We hope that the passage and implementation of this legislation will save lives. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), three of every five home fire deaths occur in homes without smoke alarms or working smoke alarms. Firefighters frequently encounter smoke alarms with missing or dead batteries, meaning these homes are defenseless against fire. The beginning of Daylight Savings Time is an excellent opportunity for residents and homeowners to update their fire protection. The Fire Service Alliance also encourages the installation of home fire sprinklers, which dramatically reduce civilian fire deaths and injuries, as well as protecting the responding firefighters.Most fatal fires happen between midnight and 8 a.m. and it takes only seconds for fire to spread through a house. Occupants of a burning home have limited time to escape before being overcome by smoke and flames. Working smoke alarms help ensure that people are awakened and able to take advantage of those precious minutes. Furthermore, NFPA research shows the presence of fire sprinklers lowers the civilian death rate by 81 percent, and the firefighter injury rate by nearly 80 percent.
Though it is only March, New York state has already about 20 tragic civilian fire deaths in 1 & 2 family dwellings, the most in the nation.
All New Yorkers are urged to install smoke alarms equipped with non-removable batteries, ensuring that their home and families are never left defenseless against fire.
Smoke alarm tips from the National Fire Protection Association:
Install – Inspect – Protect Smoke Alarms
How to install Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Your Home
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