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Arvinator
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USA
5577 Posts

Posted - January 11 2021 :  07:31:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not "Stopping power" but a real concern and important.

I've responded to a few house fires to including kicking in a door and leading out 4 young adults in the middle of the night where it was said at least 2 of them would have died if I had not entered the home. Not patting myself on the back but that was a wake up in 2008.
Last night 2 neighbors a couple of doors down had a house fire and 2 adults were brought out and left in Ambulance with EMS performing CPR.

Smoke detectors, multiple powerful flashlights, and a plan to get us out quickly is my plan. HAVE A PLAN FOLKS.

I'm afraid I lost two neighbors last night. Prayers for them please.

Be honest, fair, and always prepared...

Charlie Foxtrot
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290 Posts

Posted - January 11 2021 :  08:25:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good point Arvinator. Manufacturers recommend replacing batteries twice a year when you change clocks. Some newer detectors are sealed with 10 year batteries. Smoke detectors need to be replaced after 8 - 10 years, depending on model. Carbon monoxide detectors are a good idea, too.
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miragetex
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USA
113 Posts

Posted - January 17 2021 :  3:36:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As an aside - how many have considered what might happen with firearms that have a round chambered in a house fire? Could pose a problem for FD folks, especially if you keep several guns in different parts of the house where it might be hard to retrieve all of them while the house burns. Just a thought.
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WR Moore
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USA
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Posted - January 18 2021 :  10:07:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've always been puzzled by dependence upon battery power for smoke detectors. OK, if you want some as backup to hard wired smoke detectors, fine & dandy. I've also found that at least a twice a year cleaning is helpful to remove dust & cob webs.

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Charlie Foxtrot
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Posted - January 18 2021 :  11:09:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by WR Moore

I've always been puzzled by dependence upon battery power for smoke detectors. OK, if you want some as backup to hard wired smoke detectors, fine & dandy. I've also found that at least a twice a year cleaning is helpful to remove dust & cob webs.



Hard wired detectors with battery backup are fine in new construction, but they are neither practical, nor cost effective in existing structures.

Edited by - Charlie Foxtrot on January 18 2021 11:19:03 AM
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