Smoke Alarm Safety

Working smoke alarms reduce the risk of fire in your home and help protect the lives of your family. Make sure your smoke alarms are working properly by testing each one and replacing their batteries at least once a year.

The National Fire Protection Association recommends homes should have smoke alarms installed inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. So that means a 2 story, 3 bedroom house needs a minimum of five smoke alarms.

Testing your smoke alarms is a very easy process.  Every alarm is designed with a test button that can be accessed on the outside of the alarm.  Press the button to insure your alarm is functional.  Smoke alarm batteries should be replaced at a minimum of once per year.  A good rule of thumb is to change them around Daylight Savings Time.

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