Fire Prevention and Protection: Reach Out to Your Community and Sound the Alarm

By Becki White A 32-year-old woman and her four children, ages two, seven, 10, and 14, were killed in an apartment fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The home had no working smoke alarms. I read reports like this and shake my head, wondering if the headline might have been different if they had invested $20 in a smoke alarm or $3 in fresh batteries. I think about how sad it is that they could have had an alarm on the ceiling and a drawer full of 9-volt batteries, but they hadn't pushed the test button recently to discover that the alarm batteries were no longer working. If you've had these same thoughts, here's a chance to capitalize on them. There are many directions you...

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