Sound Fire Safety Advice – Change Your Batteries

fire safety smoke detector with batteryToday, we need to keep track of the world around us. Some places are easy to monitor, like home security devices that are easily within reach. Yet there are places that need monitoring but are not so conveniently located.

The National Fire Protection Association reported that in 2013, U.S. fire departments responded to over 350,000 home structure fires. These fires caused 2,755 deaths, 12,200 civilian injuries, and $7.0 billion in direct damage.

The organization also noted that smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire by 50%, but only if they are working. When a smoke alarm fails, the top reason is that batteries are missing, disconnected, or dead.

http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/fire-prevention-week/fast-facts-about-fire

These statistics are quite frankly – alarming!

Laws and government requirements mandate that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms must be placed in several key areas along the route of egress from a building, such as the top of the stairs and near heat sources.

What these requirements don’t address is the challenge of ensuring that these safety devices are maintained in working order. OmniCel offers long-lasting batteries for devices that are in out of the way places in your home.

Reflect for a minute about your smoke detectors located on high ceilings. Recall the last time you had to swap out the batteries in these devices. Chances are you did the exchange during a stressful time punctuated with loud chirping. If you are a typical human being, the whole time you did the swap, you wondered why a longer-lasting battery didn’t come with the device.

Wouldn’t you like to know that the battery in them would last a long, long time?

OmniCel agrees! We make a long-lasting, high-quality battery that means less time climbing, clinging and changing the battery to the sound of clamorous chirping.

It’s sound fire safety advice to change your batteries. It’s even wiser advice to exchange them for OmniCel batteries.

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