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.
During the past three years, MySafe:LA has distributed and/or installed more than 35,000 smoke alarms in the City of Los Angeles. Our efforts, combined with our partners at the Los Angeles Region of the American Red Cross have made thousands of homes in L.A. safer from the threat of fire. In 2016, fires in the U.S. killed more than 3,300 people – that’s more than any year since 2007. But in Los Angeles, the overall trend in fatalities is down.
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™.