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[News] Smoke alarm credited with saving CPAP user from fire
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Smoke alarm credited with saving CPAP user from fire

An Overland Park, KS man who was home sleeping after working the night shift escaped from a fire today after his smoke alarm woke him.

Firefighters responded to the fire about 8:30 a.m. at a house in the 10500 block of West 92nd Place, said fire spokesman Jason Rhodes. They found the fire inside a downstairs laundry room.

The resident was outside the house when firefighters arrived. He told fire officials that he was asleep when the alarm sounded. When he got up, the house was filling with smoke so he escaped, Rhodes said.

The man told firefighters that he uses a device for sleep apnea that prevented him from smelling the smoke, so it was the alarm that saved his life.

Firefighters contained the fire to the laundry room. The house, however, suffered significant smoke damage.

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Lots of people without CPAP won't wake up in time when there's a fire, anyway.

However, it's probably a good idea for us CPAPers to be extra careful in terms of smoke alarms.
Get the free SleepyHead software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
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