Talking Smoke Detectors
It's a scary scenario: the smoke detector blasts, your kids don't come out of their rooms.
It's what happened when we tested it out with one family.
So what can a parent do?
"Future research is working on methods of waking children up," said Alachua County's Fire Marshal Mark Smith.
And Sandra Haliburton thinks she has one of those methods.
It's a smoke detector parents can program with their own voice and personalize the message.
Haliburton has tested it out with her daughter.
"I will do it just to make sure she's alert and she does hear it," said Haliburton.
She's bought the detectors for everyone in her family and she gives them away to friends as gifts.
She says you can never be too careful, "Fire is very, very dangerous. Everyone knows it's dangerous, but it's a killer."
Anne Imanuel, WCJB TV 20 News.
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