While the cause of the fire is debatable, what is clear is that fire fighters did not receive alerts until the blaze was out of control. If only there were smoke detectors in 1871.
Don’t ignore the importance of smoke detectors. Here’s why your business needs them.
- Smoke detectors save lives – The U.S. Fire Administration says two-thirds of fire-related deaths happen in properties without working smoke alarms. Protect you and your employees with working smoke alarms.
- Smoke detectors warn you of fires – You probably knew this one already. But ask yourself this… when is the last time that you tested your smoke detectors? Structures without properly functioning smoke detectors are twice as likely to have a fire.
- Smoke detectors improve emergency response times – In a fire, every second counts. With properly functioning smoke detectors, you can quickly alert the fire department. The savings could make a difference in saving your business from ruin.
- Smoke detectors lower insurance rates – Smoke detectors, coupled with a business security system, can possibly help you lower annual insurance premiums. It all depends on the insurance company.
At Hue & Cry, Inc., we offer code compliant fire alarm systems for businesses that are installed on time and on budget. We also offer complete monitoring, testing and inspection services. To find out more, please visit our page on fire alarm systems or call us at 1-800-762-3196.