Make Sure Your Smoke Alarms Perform As Intended – When You Need Them The Most
- TEST smoke alarms monthly
- Change the BATTERIES every year
- Beware of CHIRPING smoke alarms – it’s time to replace the batteries
- Replace older smoke alarms – REPLACE alarms that are more than 10 years old
- Know the SOUND of the smoke alarm and what to do if the alarm goes office.
- Remember, Only Working Smoke Alarms Can Save Your Life!
Home Fire Safety Tips - Made Simple
Have at least a 2-A:10-B:C rated fire extinguisher on every level and supplementary units for specific locations, such as the kitchen (NFPA recommendation).
Make sure everyone in your home knows how to call 911 in case of a fire or emergency.
Test your smoke alarms monthly, change batteries as needed, and replace alarms every 10 years.
Practice a home fire escape plan regularly with the entire family during the day and night.
Check the gauge on your fire extinguisher monthly to be sure it is pressurized.
Keep a fire extinguisher within reach to help create a path to safety or put out a small, contained fire. Always call the fire department before you try to extinguish a fire yourself!