Check Your Smoke Alarms for Spring and Fall

Daylight saving time is a great opportunity to test your smoke alarms.

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) encourages you to check your smoke alarms at least once a month, by pushing the test button on the alarm. USFA estimates that more than 2,500 people die in home fires each year in the United States largely due to non-functioning smoke alarms.  A functioning smoke alarm can be the difference between life and death.


USFA offers these life-saving tips to protect your family from a home fire:

         Install smoke alarms in every bedroom;

         Install interconnected smoke alarms in your home, so when one alarms sounds they all sound; and

         Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or older.

You can find more information to protect your household against a fire on the USFA website.


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