Smoke Inhalation - The Facts
In the UK:
There are around 68,000 fires in homes every year
- 460 people die
- 13,800 are injured
But 190 of the people who died had smoke alarms fitted and figures show that only 90 of these deaths were the result of the smoke alarm not working. (Source: Government Fire Protection Handbook)
How many of the 100 with fully working smoke alarms died because they just did not wake up in time?
How many simply didn't hear the smoke alarm?