It’s simple: Smoke alarms save lives!
Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
- Per the National Fire Protection Agency code 10.4.6, smoke alarms are required to be replaced every 10 years.
- Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home.
- Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home so when one sounds, they all sound.
- Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.
- Install smoke alarms following the manufacturer’s instructions high on a wall or on a ceiling.
- Save manufacturer’s instructions for testing and maintenance.
- Replace batteries in all smoke alarms at least once a year.
- If an alarm “chirps”, waring the battery is low, replace the battery right away.
- Alarms that are hard-wired (and include battery backup) must be installed by a qualified electrician.
- Smoke alarms that include a recordable voice announcement in addition to the usual alarm sound may be helpful in waking children.
- Smoke alarms are available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These devices use strobe lights and vibration devices can be added to these alarms.
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