Smoke Alarms


Have smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement. 

Look up to make sure you have smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. If you don’t have them, ask your landlord or rental agent to install them.

Put smoke alarms at least 10 feet from a cooking appliance.

Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button.

Replace smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.

If needed, install smoke alarms and alert devices for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Strobe lights flash when the smoke alarm sounds. The lights warn people of a possible fire.

If needed, use a pillow or bed shaker to wake people who are deaf, so they can escape. The shaker is activated by the sound of the alarm.