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Smoke Alarms
“What you Need to Know”

Protect Yourself and Your Family Today
In the event of a fire, properly installed and maintained smoke alarms will provide an early warning alarm to your household.  This alarm could save your own life and those of your loved ones by providing the chance to escape.
Why Should My Home Have Smoke Alarms?
In the event of a fire, a smoke alarm can save your life and those of your loved ones. They are the single most important means of preventing house and apartment fire fatalities by providing an early warning signal—so you and your family can escape. Smoke alarms are the best safety devices you can buy and install to protect yourself, your family, and your home from fire.
Where Should I Install A Smoke Alarm?
Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement.  Many fatal fires begin late at night or in the early morning.  For extra safety, install smoke alarms both inside and outside of sleeping areas.
Also, smoke alarms should be installed on the ceiling or above eye level on the walls.  Since smoke and many deadly gases rise, installing your smoke alarms at the proper level will provide you with the earliest warning possible.  Always follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions.
How Long Will My Smoke Alarm Last?
About 8 to 10 years, after which time they should be replaced.  Like most electrical devices, smoke alarms wear out.  Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for replacement.
Where Would I Get A Smoke Alarm?
Contact the Office of the Fire Marshall at (407) 905-3140.  They will schedule to have one installed in your home at no charge.

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