EL PASO, TEXAS – Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as two
minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. Your ability to get out depends on advance warning
from smoke alarms, and advance planning — a home fire escape plan that everyone in your family is
familiar with and has practiced.
Smoke alarms save lives. According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out.