Self-extinguishing cigarettes and other curious little safety inventions - BBC News
Across Europe, "self-extinguishing" cigarettes are about to become law but where do they stand in the pantheon of safety innovations?
Most of us know the basic rules of fire safety, but is that enough to keep us safe? Check out our tip of the day every day to learn something you might have overlooked!
Today's Tip: Will your fire alarm wake your child up in a fire? Most children sleep entirely through a smoke detector or fire alarm sound. This is because children spend twice as much time as adults in deep sleep. Experts say that in-home fire drills can increase a child’s response time and can make them accustomed to reacting to the sound when sleeping. You can do this by planning a couple nights a month where you will sound the fire alarm. When you do this you should time how long it takes your children to react. Do not wake them up if they do not react until the drill is completed. Continuous practice will make your children more aware which will help them react quicker.
Visit NFPA's "Smoke Alarm Central" for the latest information. NFPA says that properly installed and maintained smoke alarms play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. Working smoke alarms cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half.