Sunday, November 1st, is the appointed date to change your clocks for daylight savings time. The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office also reminds people that this is the time to change batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Operational smoke alarms allows people to get out their homes safely and cut the risk of dying in a fire by half.
According to the Fire Marshall:
- 67% of fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms.
- Peak time for home fire fatalities is between 11pm and 7am
- Burn injuries are the fifth leading cause of accidental or preventable death.
Most vulnerable to fire-related deaths are young children, adults over the age of 75 and low-income families who do not have smoke alarms or are using portable or area heating equipment for heat.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have suffered burn injuries due to car accidents, construction accidents or due to the negligence of another.