Renee Whiting Photography-Santa Cruz, CA Photographer » Santa Cruz, CA Newborn and Child Photographer

Smoke Detectors!!

Get them! I don’t care if you own or rent, make sure you have smoke detectors in your home!

Just last week, my husband’s cousin’s home burned to the ground (they live approx. 2 miles from us). The fire started in the middle of the night and if it weren’t for the smoke detectors, our cousins probably would not have made it out alive!! They lost everything, the fire was that hot and that fast! But, they are safe!


Do you have enough smoke detectors in your home??

Is there one in or near every bedroom?

Do you have them on every level of your home?

When is the last time you changed the batteries? Don’t wait for the little chirping noise to check them!

Do you have an escape route?

Can you get to your children (assuming you have young children) if a fire breaks out?


  • Becky - September 16, 2011 - 1:20 pm

    Oh My Goodness!!! Renee, that is so scary. I am so glad to hear that everyone is okay.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Henderson - September 19, 2011 - 1:17 pm

    So scary! I will never forget our neighbor’s home in FL burning down… A good thing to think about is having waterproof/fireproof lock boxes/ safes for photo albums etc.ReplyCancel

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