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Smoke Alarms Save Lives
- Most fatal fires occur at night. Every home needs working smoke alarms to provide an early warning.
- Installing smoke alarms in all sleeping rooms, hallways that lead to sleeping areas, basements, and each additional level of your home. Call your local fire department if your are unsure about placement.
- Smoke alarms should be mounted on the ceiling at least 4" from the wall, wall mounts should be 4-12" from the ceiling. Do not install near draft areas such as, windows and vents.
- Keep your smoke alarm working. Change the batteries every six months and vacuum at least once a year. Dust and cobwebs can impair sensitivity.
- When your smoke alarm chirps, it is time to change the batteries in your smoke alarm. (Check manufacturer's instructions.)
- Test your smoke alarm! Most alarms have test buttons.(Check manufacturer's instructions.)
- Prepare and practice an escape plan! Crawl low under smoke. Plan where to meet outside.
- Once You're Out, Stay Out!!
- More information from NFPA...