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Tagged with: Baby Boomers fire extinguisher fire preparedness fire safety Gen-X Homeowners Millennials Porch.com ready.gove smoke detector Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Scott Morgan In 2016, there were around 352,000 home fires that cost U.S. homeowners more than 2,700 lives and almost $6 billion in damages, according to a study on homeowner safety and preparedness by Porch.com.A lot of the worst issues surrounding home fires, the report argues, are largely avoidable such as replacing the batteries in a smoke detector, having a fire extinguisher ready and easily accessible. But Porch wanted to know how many people don’t just already know that and actually take such steps to protect their lives and properties.When it comes to smoke detectors, not everyone practiced what is considered the most basic fire safety measure of refreshing batteries. A detector’s batteries are supposed to be changed every year and the entire device should be replaced once every 10 years.“While a vast majority of people were diligent enough to have replaced their batteries at least once within the last year,” the report stated, “we found younger generations may have missed the memo.”Porch reported that 7 percent of baby boomers, 15 percent of Gen Xers, and a quarter of Millennials admitted to never having swapped out the batteries in their smoke alarms.According to the survey, about 62 percent of Americans reported having a fire extinguisher at home and that they knew where it was. But 8 percent said they had one but had no idea where it was. Nearly a third of Americans reported having no fire extinguisher, which means about 40 percent would not have an extinguisher handy in the event of an emergency.Even among those who do know where their fire extinguisher is, Porch found that fewer than half of Gen Xers and Millennials know how to actually use it. About two-thirds of Boomers said they’re confident they could wield a fire extinguisher properly.Yet despite the trend towards less preparedness the younger the respondent, Porch found that having children had a big effect on fire safety preparation.“Compared to fewer than 59 percent of adults without kids, nearly 65 percent of people with children in their homes said they were equipped with a fire extinguisher and could find it when they needed it,” the report stated. “Perhaps even more importantly, people with kids were also more likely to feel confident in their ability to work their fire extinguishers (48 percent) than those who didn’t have children (43 percent)—though we still found 28 percent of parents were less than convinced they’d know what to do if a situation called for it.”Smoke detectors and fire extinguishers aside, Porch found most adults underprepared for emergencies. According to our survey, only 3 percent of people have every item recommended by Ready.gov in their emergency kits; a third have none of them.“Most common across all generations was a flashlight and first-aid kit, though often it was older generations and parents who were the most prepared compared to younger people,” the report stated. “Millennials, who were the least likely to be equipped with portable power banks for electronic equipment, non-perishable food, or local maps, earned the lowest grade overall on the readiness of their kits.” Previous: IPsoft Launches Conversational Banking with 1Bank Next: Rebuilding Paradise How Fire-Ready Are Americans? Home / Daily Dose / How Fire-Ready Are Americans? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Baby Boomers fire extinguisher fire preparedness fire safety Gen-X Homeowners Millennials Porch.com ready.gove smoke detector 2018-11-22 Scott Morgan November 22, 2018 4,764 Views Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe
iStock/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) — The Illinois state trooper who was shot early Friday morning while serving a warrant in East St. Louis has died, police said.Nicholas Hopkins, who was a member of the state police’s SWAT unit, was shot at approximately 5:26 a.m. and was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 6:10 p.m. The 33-year-old had been with the Illinois State Police for 10 years.“It is with profound heartache and unfathomable sadness that we inform you of the death of Trooper Nicholas Hopkins. Trooper Hopkins laid down his life while protecting the citizens of this state,” said Illinois State Police acting Director Brendan Kelly. “We are asking the public to respectfully give consideration to the family of Trooper Hopkins and the ISP while we continue to grieve and work through this tragedy.”After the shooting, the suspect in the case holed up in the home on North 42nd Street in East St. Louis, just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri, in southwestern Illinois.Hours later, three people were taken into custody at the scene, police said.Hopkins was married with three children. His brother is also a police officer in Illinois.“Today the entire state mourns the loss of ISP South SWAT Trooper Nicholas Hopkins, a young man who dedicated 10 of his 33 years on this earth to protecting the people of Illinois,” Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker said in a statement. “It is the most courageous among us who choose a life of risk so their communities can go about their lives in peace. The state of Illinois stands with Trooper Hopkins’ family and the entire Illinois State Police family as they grieve the loss of another heroic officer.”A heavily armored SWAT vehicle moved in on the home Friday afternoon and drove through the front door. A small explosion could also be seen as the vehicle crashed into the home.It is not clear why the suspect was being served with a search warrant, nor whether the shooter was related to the warrant.The suspect’s name has not been released.Hopkins’ death came exactly one week after another Illinois State Police trooper was shot while serving a warrant in Wheeling, Illinois, outside of Chicago. The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries in the shooting and the suspect, Volodymyr Dragan, 43, has been charged with attempted murder. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.