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Fire Safety Smoke Alarm Tips In Chesterfield, MO

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Safety Smoke Alarm Tips In Chesterfield, MO Check Your Smoke Alarm Often
  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom. They should be outside each sleeping areas and on every level of the home. 
  • Large homes may need extra smoke alarms. 
  • It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When on smoke alarm sounds, they all sound. 
  • Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure that the alarm is working. 
  • Current alarms on the market employ different types of technology including multi-sensing, which could include smoke and carbon monoxide combined. 
  • Today's smoke alarms will be more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions, yet mitigate false alarms. 
  • A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. 
  • People who are hard of hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers. 
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old. 

*Source: NFPA-Nation Fire Protection Association 

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