Smoke Alarms

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Smoke alarms save lives

Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.

WHERE TO PLACE

  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside sleeping areas, on each home level, and in the basement.
  • Large homes may need extra interconnected smoke alarms.
  • Test alarms monthly using the test button.
  • Consider advanced technology alarms for multi-sensing.
  • Place alarms on ceilings or high walls, 10 feet away from the stove.
  • Use special alarms with strobe lights and bed shakers for the hard-ofhearing or deaf.

WHEN TO REPLACE

  • Test them weekly.
  • Replace batteries regularly.
  • Replace alarms as needed for updated technology and functionality.

 

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