Fire Prevention Week: Smoke Alarms

FACT: Smoke alarms are missing in half of all manufactured home fires. Since they are required to be sold with smoke alarms, this may mean people are removing them.

Be sure your home has enough smoke alarms. You need a smoke alarm inside each bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and in or near the family/living room area(s). For the best protection, interconnect all smoke alarms so when one sounds, they all sound.

If smoke alarms sound when you are cooking, consider moving the alarm further from the kitchen area, or install a photoelectric type of alarm which is less sensitive to cooking.

This week is Fire Safety Week—Look for safety tips all week here on Village Soup and on ourFacebook page. Source: National Fire Protection Association.

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