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Smoke Alarms & Public Awareness

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke rising to a smoke detecter. Smoke alarms save lives. Test your smoke alarms monthly.

We have all been there. You are cooking in the kitchen and whatever you are cooking (usually bacon in my house) makes a little smoke and suddenly you are cooking to the annoying and incessant beeping of the smoke alarm. You or another member of your house is trying to fan the alarm and open windows to allow the smoke to escape. Some people even take the batteries out of the smoke alarms, but this is not advised.  

Smoke alarms save lives and that is a fact. Here are a few other facts about smoke alarms that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) use for educating the public on fire safety and smoke alarms.

-Keep the doors to bedrooms closed when you are sleeping. It could slow the progress of the flames during a fire as well as the smoke. But this means that each bedroom inside of each bedroom in your home as well as outside these rooms.

-Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When on sounds the others should sound as well.

-Smoke alarms need to be tested monthly to ensure the batteries and smoke alarm are still working properly.

-Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.

For more information visit NFPA.org.

In the event of a fire, call SERVPRO of Anniston, Gadsden and Marshall County once the fire trucks are gone.

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