Smoke Detectors

Follow these tips (PDF) to help save your life and property from fire:
  • For minimum protection, install a smoke detector outside of each bedroom or sleeping area in your home.
  • Keep your bedroom doors closed while you are asleep. Better, install detectors on every level of your home.
  • Keep your smoke detectors properly maintained. Test them once a week to ensure that the detectors are working properly.
  • Every Spring and Fall when you change your clocks, remember to change your smoke alarm batteries. Use only the type of batteries recommended on the detector.
  • Develop an escape plan and review the plan with all members of the family frequently. Be aware that children and elderly people may need special assistance should a fire occur. Establish a meeting place outside the house for all members of the family to ensure that everyone gets out safely. When fire occurs, get out of the house and call 911.