Why You Should Consider Fire, Smoke & Gas 24/7 Monitoring
October 7, 2013
By now, you’ve noticed that we offer not only 24/7 medical monitoring, but also 24/7 Fire/Smoke Monitoring and 24/7 CO/Gas Monitoring.
So why should you consider getting the Premier Protection Plan? Well, according to FEMA, there were 364,000 residential fires in the US in 2011 alone. As a direct result of those fires, 13,900 injuries occurred. In addition, FEMA reports that “almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms” (Learn About Smoke Alarms, FEMA).
Seniors are particularly vulnerable to accidental fires. We all know how easy it is to accidentally leave the stove on, or leave a hair appliance plugged in. Seniors, many of which suffer from diminishing sensory ability (smell, touch vision, and hearing), and/or memory, as they age are especially at risk. According to the FEMA, these effects of aging may slow their reaction time in a fire, and may increase their odds of starting fires accidentally.
Furthermore, many states now require homes to have smoke alarms. For example, the state of Arizona requires you to have a smoke alarm in all sleeping areas of a home, in all bedrooms of the home, and on each story of the home (including basements). Families can find information on state-by-state requirements by downloading a pdf from the US Fire Administration.
When you enroll for the Premier Protection Plan you help prevent fire damage to your home, prevent your loved ones from getting injured in a fire, reduce the amount of firefighters who are injured or killed on the job, and reduce the amount of direct property losses due to fires.
Here’s how it works..
Once smoke or gas has been detected coming from your home, one of our live emergency dispatchers will speak to you through the 2-way speaker on your medical alert unit to ask if you are okay, and if you need help. From there, they will go down the list of emergency contacts that you provide to us, and will dispatch the nearest local emergency services to your home as needed.
Our highly-trained dispatchers will be able to pull up your customer information profile and will know exactly where you are, have your emergency contact numbers file, and will know of any medical conditions that you have or instructions that you wish them to follow.
Get 24/7 monitored smoke, gas and carbon monoxide protection. Call and speak with one of our friendly Customer Care Representatives to get started today!
As always, do not hesitate to call our toll-free number 1-877-522-9633 with any questions or concerns that you may have.