Smoke Alarms and Fire Escape Plans

Working smoke alarms alert you to a fire and more than double your chances of surviving a fire. In a fire, minutes could mean the difference between life and death.

  • Install smoke alarms in every home, on every level, outside each sleeping area and in each bedroom.
  • Test and vacuum your smoke alarms each month to make sure they are working.
  • Smoke alarms, which are ten years or older, need to be replaced with new units. When the smoke alarm sounds, get out fast. Have a pre-planned escape route and know two ways out of every room.
  • Once you’re out of the home, stay out!
  • Practice your fire escape plan with your whole family at least twice a year.