Roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. About one in five smoke alarm failures was due to dead batteries.
Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half.
In fires considered large enough to activate the smoke alarm, hardwired alarms operated 91% of the time, while battery powered alarms operated only 75% of the time.
Smoke detector batteries should be changed at least twice a year. The Kennedale Fire Department wants to help make every home safe. If you have limited financial resources, do not have a smoke detector, or need a new one please submit a smoke detector request form to the Fire Department.