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2022 - Fire - Spotlights

Posted on: January 4, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Smoke Alarms at Home

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Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly. Below are a few safety tips to help keep you and your family safe.


  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom. They should also be outside each sleeping area on every level of the home.
  • Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.
  • Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
  • People who are hard of hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers. To find more information on smoke alarms and alert devices for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, please visit the National Fire Protection Agency's website to learn more about these devices.
  • A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be at least 10 feet from the stove.


Please visit the National Fire Protection Agency's website to learn more about smoke alarm safety.

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