As you prepare to build your dream home plan it is important to make a list of items your builder should install to keep your new home and family safe.
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.
Check the date! Smoke alarms are designed to last 10 years from the manufacture date and should be tested regularly.
- 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.