Sounding the Alarm on Smoke Alarms
My son seems to have a penchant for being hypersensitive to sounds. In fact, I have considered having him evaluated by an Occupational Therapist for this because at times it is actually debilitating for him. Sudden sounds, unexpected noises, loud sounds, too much commotion; all of these things have paralyzed him with fear. He has grown out of a great many of them but others still linger on.
One of the scariest things to him is the almost always silent fire alarm that resides 6 feet over his head in his bedroom. Why is he so terrified of this contraption? Because on occasion, probably when I have been inventing some new recipe, it has gone off. We all know the ear piercing cry of the fire alarm when it is going off and our cookies are burning in the oven. It is all we can do to keep the crowds under control!
He wants it removed from his room. He doesn’t want to be near it. Whimpers about it. Even though it hasn’t gone off in months. And CLEARLY I can not remove it from his room as I value his life and his safety more than his fears.
So imagine my EXCITEMENT when I found out that there were new smoke alarms on the market that were SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW IF IT WAS A REAL FIRE! I am not kidding here. The new Iophic technology fire alarms know when it is a real fire or simply burnt cookies and it does not go off unless the fire is real! Amazing! No more nuisance fire alarms to annoy or scare my son. I only wished they had had these earlier in his life so that he didn’t learn to fear the fire alarm from the start.
October is Fire Safety Awareness Month and this week Fire Safety Awareness Week, therefore take some time and talk over fire safety with your kids, replace the batteries in your smoke alarms, and make sure all the rooms in your home have a fire alarm to keep your family safe. We all think that it won’t happen to us, but the truth is, it could.
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