Smoke Alarms

Have Working Smoke Alarms

  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
  • Interconnect your home's smoke alarms. This way, when one sounds, they all sound.
  • Teach children the sound of the smoke alarm and to exit the home/building when it sounds.
  • Place alarms on the ceiling four inches from the wall; alarms on the wall must be four to 12 inches below the ceiling.
  • Smoke alarms should be tested monthly.
  • Smoke alarm batteries should be changed at least once a year.
  • All smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
  • Working smoke alarms cut your risk of dying in a residential fire by 50%.