This year’s theme for the National Fire Protection Association Fire Prevention week is “Hear the Beep Where you Sleep-Every Bedroom needs a working smoke alarm”. The key message of the campaign, October 4-10, is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of your home. If you have a large home, you may need more alarms to keep your family safe. More helpful tips include:
-Install a smoke alarm in all bedrooms and where anyone sleeps.
-Smoke alarms should be tested once a month.
-Replace your smoke alarm every 10 years.
-If the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.
-If it makes a chirping sound, replace the battery and then test the alarm.
The NFPA has many resources available to help get your home safe, click here for more tips and resources.