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Fire Safety Basics

Understanding he best ways to protect your home, family, and business from fire should always be at the top of your to-do list. In fact, from selecting smoke detectors, carbon monoxide alarms, and fire extinguishers, knowing the critical elements becomes integral to a safe home and building.

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Here is a helpful fire safety guide for choosing the best smoke alarms so that you can ensure the safety of you home.

Early Warning Is Critical

Smoke alarms are one of the best and least expensive ways to provide an early warning signal when a fire first starts. In fact, when properly installed and maintained, smoke alarms can instantly help to prevent injuries and substantially minimize property damage. As a result, a smoke detector can really be the difference between life and death.

Different Types Of Smoke Alarms


  • Ionization: These types of alarms are able to detect invisible fire particles (typically associated with rapid-flaming fires) sooner than other types of fire alarms
  • Photoelectric: These types of fire alarms can detect any visible fire particles which are traditionally associated with large-scale, smoldering fire quicker than the ionization fire alarms.


What Everyone Needs To Know

Installing smoke alarms is a perfect way to practice fire safety. In fact, installing a fire alarm on every floor of your home ensures that you protect yourself, your wonderful family, and your precious home from any potential fire. A lot of people don’t appreciate fire safety, especially in the hallways of their homes. However, this is a crucial place where fire alarms should be placed. On average, homeowners have less than three minutes from the time the first smoke alarm sounds to escape from a fire. The sooner that you are able to hear a fire alarm, the more time you are able to give your family to escape.

Practice Fire Safety with Anderson Fire Protection

Anderson Fire Protection has the expertise and skill to help your home or commercial property upgrade to the latest smart smoke detectors. We have been working in the Maryland, Northern Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. areas for over 25 years. We are known for our top-notch customer service and high-quality results. If you are ready for fantastic fire prevention and protection services, from fire sprinkler installation to fire alarm design and consulting, give us a call at (410) 796-4915 or visit us online. For more fire safety tips to help keep your property safe, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

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