Did you know that you are more than twice as likely to die in a fire in your own home if you have not got a smoke alarm.
A smoke alarm is the easiest and best way to give you early warning to the danger of fire, which will then hopefully give you time to safely escape. Smoke alarms do actually save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads very fast and you need smoke alarms to give you that advanced warning and time to get out.
Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in half. Almost two thirds of house fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms at all, or no working smoke alarms because they were never checked.