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Smoke Detectors Are Life Protectors

If your smoke detector doesn't work properly, the silence... could be DEADLY.

- In less than two minutes, you can pass out or die from poisonous smoke - 

Nothing that costs so little, saves so many lives.

Most fires occur during the night while everyone is sleeping.

For minimum protection, install a smoke detector between the

living area and sleeping areas of your home.

For maximum protection, install smoke detectors on every level,

in every room, especially bedrooms. Always keep bedroom doors closed while sleeping.

Installation should be done per the manufactures instructions. Typically a detector

should be mounted on the ceiling or on the walls between 6 to 12 inches from the ceiling.

Test your smoke detector (s) at least once a month to ensure the detectors are

working properly. NEVER remove the batteries for use in another appliance

or toy. Test time is also a good time for E.D.I.T.H. practice.

Link to E.D.I.T.H. page

Keep your smoke detector properly maintained. Dust your detector with a

vacuum. Clean to remove dirt and grease that could interfere with operation 

per the manufacture's instruction.

Batteries need to be replaced at least once a year. If a detector begins to

"CHIRP", it is telling you the battery is weak and needs replacing. Use only

the type of batteries recommended by the manufacture.

If your smoke detector doesn't work properly, the silence... could be DEADLY.

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