SOURCE: Silent Call Communications

Silent Call Communications

October 09, 2012 16:20 ET

Silent Call Communications Offers Fire Safety Tips for National Fire Prevention Week

WATERFORD, MI--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) - With this week being National Fire Prevention Week, it's important to keep in mind that 90 percent of fires actually start between midnight and 6 a.m. In addition to heavy sleepers who may not hear the smoke detector, this affects the 36 million Americans who have some degree of hearing loss, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Silent Call Communications uses the latest technology to offer fire safety solutions including visual and tactile alerting devices that can monitor fire alarms, as well as smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

The Silent Call smoke detector combined with one of the signature receivers, such as the Sidekick II Signature Series Receiver, can potentially save lives, especially with the flashing strobe light and bed vibrator features. To maximize safety, the company uses photo-cell detectors capable of identifying and triggering an alarm against a large range of fires. The detector will not only sound an alarm, but it will send a coded radio signal to the receivers.

"Our mission at Silent Call is to provide the most reliable, life-enhancing alerting systems for seniors, people who are hard of hearing, deaf and deaf/blind, and children who are notoriously heavy sleepers," said Director of Marketing Lisa DeLeuil. "National Fire Prevention Week is an important time to remind everyone of the steps they can take to stay safe and aware of their surroundings."

This year's National Fire Prevention Week theme is "Have 2 Ways Out!," focusing on the importance of fire escape planning and practice. Below are some additional fire safety tips from Silent Call Communications to keep in mind:

  • Be sure that the smoke alarm you purchase carries the label of an independent testing laboratory.
  • Remember to factor in family members' hearing limitations when developing and practicing home fire escape plans.
  • Test your smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button.
  • Consider installing a smoke alarm with an extra loud horn -- some feature horns that sound an 85-decibel alarm.

Silent Call is the only company whose products self-monitor, alerting the user when one of the devices being monitored isn't working properly, for example if the fire alarm is out of batteries. For more information or to purchase, visit www.silentcall.com.

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