In 2015, 145 people died in home and apartment fires in California. In many cases, there was either non-functional smoke alarms, or no smoke alarms at all. Already in 2016, in just the first two months of the year, 30 people have died in fires in California. Nationally, more than 2,500 people die annually. These deaths are needless, and you can play a role in reducing them.
The answer is to ensure your home has working smoke alarms.