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7/28/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke Detector Smoke Detectors Save Lives

We have all experienced that annoying beeping noise that you can’t seem to locate in your home no matter how hard you search.  You instinctively know that it is the smoke alarm, but for all of your efforts, you can’t pinpoint which one is going off.  Well, instead of pulling out the batteries from all of them in frustration, use this time to refresh and replace the batteries for each.  This will make sure that all of your smoke detectors are good to go.

This is so important because the Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Fire Academy state that “Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.”*

Additionally, they recommend the following steps:

  1. Choose interconnected alarms, so when one sounds off, they all do.
  2. Put smoke alarms outside of each sleeping area and every level of your home.
  3. Test them and make sure they work.
  4. Replace the batteries at least annually
  5. Replace smoke detectors every 10 years
  6. If you hear the alarm, you may have less than 2 minutes to get out
  7. Practice fire drills with your family

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable summer and as always, We are Here to Help!

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