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Working smoke alarms save lives!

  • Make sure you have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home and in each sleeping area.
  • Test your smoke alarms monthly.
  • Smoke alarms that do not have self-encased batteries need to have the battery replaced at least once a year.
  • Replace any smoke alarms that are older than 10 years.

Have a Home Evacuation Plan

When you hear that smoke alarm go off, you may only have a few minutes to get out of your home safely. It's important to:

  • Put together and practice your home escape plan.
  • Establish a family meeting place outside of the house and make sure everyone knows where it is.
  • Never go back inside once you have made it to your meeting place.