Screeching alarms in the middle of the night, it’s a scenario that residents of one North Teas apartment complex say they are far too accustomed to. A real emergency is one thing, but residents say they’re tired of being woken up by false fire alarms.
A cold night means another log on the fire in Tim Rutledge’s Forest Lane apartment. It would have been a risky decision just two months ago, when the building across from his burned and the smoke detectors were not even working.
If you have a smoke alarm in your home, you hope — and assume — it will go off in the case of a fire. But we’ve learned the most common detector out there — the one you likely have — might not warn you in time to save your family.