Installing a smoke detector is the single most important safety
device for your home. Smoke Detectors warn you of smoke, and give you
time to escape!
For best protection a smoke detector should be installed in every
bedroom. For minimum protection a smoke detector should be installed on
every level or your home.
To insure that your smoke detector is working properly,
test each detector once a week.
smoke detectors need batteries to operate and have a limited life. To
insure that your batteries do not run out, change them twice a year. A
good reminded is "when you change your clock remember to change
your smoke alarm batteries". Use only the type of batteries
recommended on the detector.
If your smoke detector sounds the alarm, get out of the house quickly.
* Call for help from a neighbors house.
* Develop an escape plan and review your plan
with all members of your family.
* Establish a meeting place outside the house
to ensure that everyone gets out safely.