Smoke Alarm Safety

Smoke alarms save lives.

This month, take the opportunity to do a little spring cleaning when it comes to your safety. Assess and test all of the smoke alarms in your home. Safety is your responsibility.
  • Replace batteries regularly. Change your batteries when you change your clocks in the spring and fall.
  • If you think your smoke alarm is more than 10 years old, replace it. Smoke alarms don't last forever. Check the manufacturers date to find out when they expire.
  • Clean your smoke alarms regularly. Excessive dust can effect the alarm. Vacuum all alarms every six months and test your alarms when finished.
  • Plan your escape. Make sure that everyone in your household is aware of the alarms, their sound and what to do next. Create an escape plan and practice it with the entire household.
  • Renting a property? Have a conversation with your landlord about fire safety and your responsibilities.

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