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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.
|Install smoke alarms inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home|
|Smoke alarms should be tested monthly|
|Replaceable batteries should be replaced annually|
|Smoke alarms with life-long batteries will work for up to 10 years|
|Closed doors slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire|
|Fatal fires often occur at night|
For more information on how to use and install smoke alarms, click to view our Smoke Alarm Safety video