Smoke Detector Tips

Smoke Detectors Save Lives!

  • Make sure you are testing your detector correctly.
  • When a smoke detector sounds, get outside and call 911.  STAY OUTSIDE.
  • Correctly installing and maintaining your detectors is vital in reducing fire deaths, injuries and saving lives.
  • Install smoke detectors within 15 feet of any sleeping room and outside each separate sleeing area.
  • Install smoke detectors on every level of your house.
  • Replace your smoke detector every 10 years.  Write the install date on the unit.
  • Don't forget to install Carbon Monoxide detectors on every floor as well.  Come back here in a few weeks to learn more about Carbon Monoxide detectors.
  • Any question on smoke detectors or carbon monoxide detectors, call our Public Education Division at 312-747-6691


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