Fire Prevention: Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP

As you prepare to build your dream home plan it is important to make a list of items your builder should install for fire prevention.

One of the most important keys to keeping your family safe is installing a smoke alarm in every bedroom within the home.  In addition, an alarm should be installed outside each sleeping area and on every level.

Fire Prevention 101: The Basics

Check the date! Smoke alarms are designed to last 10 years from the manufacture date and should be tested regularly.

Fire Prevention Safety

Remember….

  • Test alarms at least once a month by pushing the test button
  • Replace all fire alarms every 10 years
  • When an alarm sounds get outside immediately and call 911.

To learn more about smoke alarms and fire safety visit usfa.fema.gov and www.nfpa.org.

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