Protecting your family and home from fire and other disasters.
U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,331,500 fires. These fires resulted in 3,120 civilian fire fatalities, 17,720 civilian fire injuries and an estimated $11,593,000,000 in direct property loss. There was a civilian fire death every 169 minutes and a civilian fire injury every 30 minutes in 2010. Home fires caused 2,640, or 85%, of the civilian fire deaths.Fires accounted for five percent of the 28,205,000 total calls. Eight percent of the calls were false alarms; sixty-six percent of the calls were for aid such as EMS.
Selecting the right detector for the job requires defining the hazard(s) and level of detection required. Among the variables to be considered are speed, sensitivity, accuracy, ambient conditions of the device location, integration with controller and device packaging as well as code requirements.
A variety of types of detectors can be used to form a complete fire system including: