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Smoke Alarms: Every Home Should Have One (or Two, or Three…)

Real Estate Agent with Slater Thomson - Intero Los Gatos

Today I had the unwelcome honor of watching a neighbor’s house burn down.  Thankfully a couple of brave souls working close by entered the burning house and woke the owner, allowing him to escape without harm, but I shudder to think what could have happened.

American homes suffer an unwanted fire every 10 seconds  and every 60 seconds there's a fire serious enough to warrant a call to the fire department . . . are you prepared for a fire at your home?  Plan escape routes, install smoke alarms, and learn how to protect yourself and your home from fires.


Jean Hanley
Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters - Hemet, CA
Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes

Gail, about a year ago, I had the same DIS pleasure.  Our neighbor had a dryer fire.  They were away on vacation and their house sitters took off without turning the dryer off.  Smoke detectors are a must.  My goodness, they are so loud, everyone can hear, and they can save lives and homes.

Jul 10, 2013 09:21 AM
Gail Thomson
Slater Thomson - Intero Los Gatos - Los Gatos, CA

I dread to think what might have happened if the workers across the street hadn't noticed the fire and woken the owner.  Smoke detectors are indeed a must.

Jul 10, 2013 09:40 AM