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Smoke Alarms


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Smoke Alarms

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Approximately 75% of home fire deaths occur when there is no smoke alarm or a non-working smoke alarm.

You may only have 2 minutes to safely escape a home fire. Working smoke alarms provide an early warning and increase the chance of survival.

smokealarm Install smoke alarms inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home
Calender Smoke alarms should be tested monthly
Battery Replaceable batteries should be replaced annually
Smoke alarms with life-long batteries will work for up to 10 years
Door Closed doors slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire
Night Moon Fatal fires often occur at night


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For more information on how to use and install smoke alarms, click to view our Smoke Alarm Safety video