Have you ever thought, "I don't need a smoke alarm. I'll smell the smoke and wake up"? If so, there are some things you need to know:
- When you go to sleep, your sense of smell goes to sleep too.
- Smoke created by fire contains a deadly gas called carbon monoxide, which is odorless and colorless. As you breathe, it puts you into a deeper sleep and can kill you.
A smoke alarm can alert you to a fire in time to save your life. But remember, the alarm is only the warning - you need to develop and practice an escape plan, so everyone in your household can escape.
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