Resiliently dealing with emergencies. Smoke detectors save lives. It can save your life and those of your loved ones!

In recent years, The Hague has been rocked by several house fires. Unfortunately even a few times with a fatal outcome, which is terrible. We would prefer never to experience this again. It is vital that every resident is aware of the fire hazard. And that the houses in the city are as fireproof as possible. But if things do go wrong and a fire breaks out, it is just as important that you can safely escape from the burning house. That prevents victims. That is why smoke detectors are mandatory everywhere in the Netherlands from 1 July 2022. Even though this device is small, it is indispensable… it saves lives!

A smoke detector alerts you in time, so that you can escape from the smoke in a burning house and call the emergency services. Smoke inhalation is the number 1 cause of death in house fires. Smoke is extremely poisonous and can quickly make you unconscious. Smoke also makes you see less if you try to escape from a burning house. This makes it difficult to get out safely on time. So life-threatening!

In addition, if a fire breaks out while you are sleeping, you do not smell the smoke. Your senses of smell don't work when you sleep. Do you have a smoke detector? Then the alarm wakes you up in time so that you can safely leave the house. That is why smoke detectors are required by law from 1 July 2022.

This means that at least one smoke detector must be installed on every floor of a home. Preferably hang this smoke detector in the hallway (the escape route). For more information about the smoke detector obligation, what a smoke detector must meet and where you should hang it, please visit

Smoke detectors save lives. It can save your life and those of your loved ones. So buy! And are you renting a house? Report this to your landlord and remind him or her that: from 1 July smoke detectors are mandatory.

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