Working smoke alarms will double your chances of escaping a fire in your home. On average, 20 people die every year in structure fires in Los Angeles. In 2014, the city experienced a slightly higher fatality record, with 24 people losing their lives as a result of fire in their homes. Most of those homes did not have working smoke alarms.
In 2015, MySafe:LA distributed and/or installed more than 9,300 smoke alarms. The American Red Cross joined the effort with a national campaign, and in the greater Los Angeles are installed approximately 3,300 smoke alarms. The result? Fire fatalities were at their lowest in more than 50 years. Eleven people died in home fires during 2015. That represents a 54% decline in fatalities in the City of Los Angeles.
Every life lost in a fire is a tragedy. That’s why you need to ensure your home has working smoke alarms.
Either way, MySafe:LA is committed to supporting a safe Los Angeles. Fire Burns. Smoke Kills™.