Quick facts about smoke alarms
- A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire.
- Smoke alarms should be installed inside every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level. Smoke alarms should be connected so when one sounds, they all sound. Most homes do not have this level of protection.
- Roughly three out of every five fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or the alarms are not working properly.
During Daylight Saving Time, it is a good reminder to change your batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
For information specific to smoke alarms, visit the National Fire Protection Association
For more information, visit the Polk County Emergency Management