According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), three out of every home fire deaths occur when smoke alarms are not present or not working properly. In Worcester, Massachusetts, firefighters experienced this first-hand: Five deaths in 2015 were caused by the lack of home fire alarm systems or improperly functioning alarms. This is something especially frustrating for first responders since the Fire Department not only supplies smoke alarms to older homeowners, but installs them for free. So what’s the disconnect—why are homeowners running the risk of getting smoked out?
Congratulations. You’ve just welcomed your first bundle of joy to the world. Now it’s time to take him or her home for the first time.
You’re a little overwhelmed—that’s understandable. You were so hoping the hospital would send you home with an instruction manual chock full of tips and information on the baby’s first year. You need answers and fast. Now you’ll have to order that manual on Amazon and wait for it to arrive.
Nevertheless, you’re relieved that such a book even exists because you need all the help you can get.
However, until that book arrives, we’d like to offer some tips to help ensure that your home is as safe as it can be for your little one: