Fires kill more Americans than all natural disasters combined. Nearly half of all home-fire deaths occur between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. as family members sleep. Fire safety experts believe that half of these deaths could be prevented with a smoke alarm. This year’s NFPD theme is: Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm! Almost a thousand home fires occur annually on Halloween night. Two out of every five occur because of a candle that was lighted and forgotten. Take action now, before you invest in Halloween costumes. Children are the most vulnerable in a nighttime fire. Invest in enough smoke alarms this week to have installed (in every bedroom, hallway and the kitchen) long before the holiday. Then create a plan and teach even the youngest child how to ‘get low and get out’ when they hear the smoke alarm beep.