Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Did you know, almost 3 out of 5 fire deaths happen in homes that do not have working smoke alarms or do not have smoke alarms in general? You can prevent this from happening!

In order to keep you and your loved ones safe within the home, follow these smart smoke alarm tips and educate everyone on the importance of smoke alarms!

Smoke Alarm Tips

  • Have working smoke alarms in every bedroom. Be sure to have smoke alarms outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home.
  • Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. There is a test button on each smoke alarm that will beep if it is working properly.
  • In older smoke alarm models, replace batteries twice a year.
  • Smoke alarms need to be replaced every ten years.
  • If your smoke alarm is beeping randomly, it is most likely not broken, but needs new batteries. Make sure to always have batteries available.
  • Sleep with your bedroom doors closed.
  • Always take the sound of a smoke alarm seriously! When you hear the smoke alarm, evacuate!



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