With over 22 years of fire safety experience, Chicago firefighter Gregory Boggs has first-hand experience in dealing with home fire prevention. He and other fire safety experts agree that the IoPhic® smoke and fire alarm is an industry game-changer and the only alarm families will ever need.
“Having the right smoke alarms can give your family the few extra seconds you need to survive a home fire. The IoPhic smoke and fire alarm is a revolutionary advance in fire technology and I recommend all families install multiple devices in their home for maximum fire protection.”
Smoke Alarm Safety Tips:
- Install smoke alarms inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
- It is impossible to predict the type of fire you will have in your home. That’s why it is important to have an alarm that detects both fast flaming and slow smoldering fires such as the IoPhic smoke and fire alarm.
- Smoke alarms should be tested at least once a month using the test button.
- Be sure smoke alarms have the label of a recognized testing laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratory (UL) or Intertek (ETL) listing on the IoPhic smoke and fire alarm.
- Smoke alarms should be replaced before they reach ten years old.
- Smoke alarms are an instrumental part of a home fire escape plan and can be the deciding factor in the overall safety of your family.
According to a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) survey, only one of every three American households have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan. When planning a home fire escape plan, Greg Boggs recommends the following tips from the NFPA:
- MAKE a home escape plan. Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.
- KNOW at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
- HAVE an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole or mailbox) a safe distance from the home where everyone should meet.
- PRACTICE your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year.
- PRACTICE using different ways out.
- TEACH children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
- CLOSE doors behind you as you leave.
- IF THE ALARM SOUNDS…get out and stay out. Never go back inside for people or pets.
- GET LOW if you have to escape through smoke and go under the smoke to your way out.
- CALL the fire department from outside your home.