Before a fire
A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.
- Install both ionization AND photoelectric smoke alarms, OR dual sensor smoke alarms, which contain both ionization and photoelectric smoke sensors.
- Test batteries monthly
- Replace batteries in battery-powered and hard-wired smoke alarms at least once a year (except non replaceable 10-year lithium batteries).
- Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement, both inside and outside of sleeping areas.
- Replace the entire smoke alarm unit every 8-10 years or according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- Never disable a smoke alarm while cooking-it can be a deadly mistake.
Smoke alarm safety for people with access or functional needs
- Audible alarms for visually impaired people
- Smoke alarms with a vibrating pad or flashing light are available for the hearing impaired.
- Smoke alarms with a strobe light outside the home to catch the attention of neighbors, and emergency call systems for summoning help., are also available.
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