Checking your smoke alarm’s age could save your life

Checking your smoke alarm’s age could save your life

Did you know that having a working smoke alarm in your home can increase your chance of surviving a fire by 50 percent? That makes smoke alarms your first line of defense in a fire. But did you also know you should replace your smoke alarms every 10 years? That’s the focus of Fire Prevention Week, which begins nationwide on Sunday, Oct. 9 and runs through Saturday, Oct. 15. Continue reading Checking your smoke alarm’s age could save your life

Smoke alarms can help you keep your family safe

Smoke alarms can help you keep your family safe

By Christina Seidel, CSFD Public Education Officer

Did you know 60 percent of fire fatalities happen in homes that had either malfunctioning smoke alarms or none at all?

With this being Fire Prevention Week, it’s an ideal time to check your smoke alarms.

Smoke alarms should be installed in every bedroom and in the hallway outside a group of bedrooms. In addition, every level of your home should have at least one alarm.

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