Smoke Alarm Safety Tips

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.

  • Choose interconnected smoke alarms, so when one sounds, they all sound.
  • Put smoke alarms inside and outside each bedroom and sleeping area. Put alarms on every level of the home.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms work. Your family is not safe if they can’t hear the smoke alarms.
  • Test smoke alarms every month and replace 9-volt smoke alarm batteries at least once every year.
  • Smoke alarms do not last forever. Get new smoke alarms every 10 years.
  • When you hear a smoke alarm, you may have less than 2 minutes to get everyone outside and safe.

Test Fire Alarms Once a Month

Test Fire Alarms Once A Month

Have Smoke Alarms in Every Sleeping Room, Outside Each Separate Sleeping Area & on Every Level of the Home, Including the Basement.

Have smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of

Replace Smoke Alarms When They Are 10 Years Old

Replace smoke alarms when they are 10 years old

Put Smoke Alarms at Least 10 Feet From a Cooking Appliance

Put smoke alarms at least 10 feet from a cooking appliance

Change Batteries Every 6 Months.

Change Batteries every 6 months

The best rule of thumb, change at "Daylight Saving Time" 

If you sleep with bedroom door closedMake sure everybody in your home knows