The Biddeford Fire Department and local building codes require that every home have smoke detectors.
About Smoke Detectors
Smoke detectors are devices that are mounted on the wall or ceiling and automatically sound a warning when they sense smoke or other products of combustion. When people are warned early enough about fire, they can escape before it spreads.
Smoke Detector Related Deaths
Each year thousands of people die from fires in the home. An estimated 5,000 Americans are killed and another 30,000 are seriously injured by fire each year. Property damage from fires costs us at least 11.2 billion yearly. Sadly, most fire victims feel that fire would never happen to them.
Most fatal fires occur in residential buildings between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. when occupants are most likely to be asleep.