Fire

Fire injuries still higher than before mass adoption of smoke alarms.(Product guide)

In the most recent official statistics--Fire Statistics 2003, United Kingdom, issued by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister--some 12,600 people were injured in dwelling fires. Ten years ago, that figure was 11,400. So, asks Aico, why are more people being injured in house fires today than in 1993, when home smoke alarms were far less prevalent?

Malcolm Brown, Sales and Marketing Director of Aico, supplier of the bestselling Ei range of mains powered smoke alarms, has a number of suggestions.

"Firstly, it needs to be pointed out that it's more usual now to be taken for a precautionary check up at the hospital after being in a fire than it was in 1993," says Malcolm. …

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