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Smoke Detectors

Recommend NEW smoke detectors (photoelectric and ionization) and Carbon monoxide detectors. Consider RF or Wi-Fi connected detectors. These detectors have a maximum life of 8-10 years. Change batteries twice annually. Install in all bedrooms, stairways, hallways, kitchens, install according to manufacturers recommendations and state and local requirements. Recommend fire extinguishers in all kitchens and utility rooms, garages. Conduct "fire drill / escape plan". Carbon monoxide / smoke detectors are required within 15 feet of bedrooms and one on each floor and in same room as fireplaces. Install detectors on the highest part of the ceilings because smoke rises, typically 6" or less from the ceiling. (NEC requirement is one detector inside every bedroom)

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The following information is essential information to safeguard your home and family. Make fire safety fun with your children with coloring books and fire drills in the home.

Did you know that most communities require smoke detectors in ALL bedrooms?

Consult with local Authority for changes and new requirements for all safety items. 

All information is subject to change without notice.

Child safety

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and DetectorsArticle.pdf

Family Fire Safety.pdf

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ChildFireSafetyAttach.pdf                                         Print and color with your child

Scalding Water Prevention.pdf

Fire Escape Plans.pdf



Crib Safety and Inspection.pdf



Electrical Safety.pdf

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Safety Guidelines for Home Pools.pdf

Fire Safety for the Home.pdf

Holiday Home Safety Tips.pdf

Dryer Vent Safety.pdf


Attached Garage Fire Containment.pdf




Dryer Vents CPSC.pdf