Smoke Alarm
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Why should I have a working smoke alarm?
A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is the first thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Home fire sprinklers can also alert you, but are a few seconds slower than smoke alarms. Whether you're awake or asleep, a working smoke alarm is constantly on alert, scanning the air for fire and smoke.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.
Where do I put smoke alarms in my home?
Put smoke alarms on every floor of your home. Also, in every bedroom and in the hallway outside of each sleeping area.
Choose smoke alarms that communicate with each other, so that if one alarm sounds they all will.
Place smoke alarms on the ceiling or high on the wall. Check the manufacturer's instructions for the best place for your alarm.
Only qualified electricians should install hardwired smoke alarms.