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Smoke Detector Information

If you are unsure about placement, installation, or maintenance of smoke detectors please consult your local fire department or electrical contractor.

Most municipal fire departments have a smoke detector program in place.
If you need one installed in your home they will usually give you the detectors and even install them, if necessary, free of charge.

The Batteries in your smoke detectors should be replaced twice a year
An easy way to remember this is to change them when you change your clocks for Daylight Savings Time.

Check the operation of your smoke detector regularly.

If your detector is beeping once every few minutes this indicates that the battery is low and should be replaced immediately.

Most smoke detectors use a 9v dc battery.

If your house was equipped with detectors hard wired in, you still have to keep up with the battery maintenance, as the detectors rely on the battery in the event of a power outage.

Some older detectors that are hard wired do not have battery back-ups.
These should be supplemented with battery powered detectors, or replaced with hard wired detectors that have a battery back-up in place.

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USFA SMOKE ALARMS

     
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