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Safety Nugget Week of October 3 - Smoke Alarm Safety< Back to Blog

Oct 10, 2016
By: T. Cai
Categories: Safety

Daylight saving time will end in less than a month.  It is about the time to change your clock and replace the battery in your smoke detector(s).

Smoke detectors are proven lifesavers. More fatal fires occur at night when people are sleeping.

Fire produces toxic gases which can numb your senses and prevent you from reacting to a fire in your home.

Small detectors need to install on each level of your home, and be centrally located between the bedrooms. 

If someone in your home is hard of hearing, you need to consider installing an alarm that combines flashing lights, vibration and sound.

Small detectors need to test frequently, once a month.  It is suggested to replace your smoke alarms every ten years.

If your alarm sounds, don’t try to fight the fire yourself, get out of the house as soon as possible, and call 9-1-1 as soon as you are out of the house.

More information on the small detector can be found from National Fire Protection Association website http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/smoke-alarms/safety-messages-about-smoke-alarms

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