Smoke Detectors Save Lives.
It is a good idea to change the batteries in your smoke detector when you set your clocks. One of the best ways to protect yourself and your family is to have a working smoke alarm that can sound fast for both a fire that has flames, and a smoky fire that has fumes without flames. It is called a "Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm." Place a smoke alarm on the ceiling of every level of your home and both inside and outside bedrooms. Children and older people can sleep though the loud sound of a smoke alarm. Make sure your escape plan includes someone that can help children and others wake up immediately to escape from the home. If you keep your bedroom doors closed, place a smoke alarm on the ceiling of each bedroom. Check smoke alarms monthly by pressing the test button. Never take smoke alarm batteries out to put into other items like games or remote controls. Teach children what the smoke alarm sounds like and what to do when they hear the alarm sound. If there is a fire, leave the home right away by crawling low under the smoke and never go back inside. Replace smoke detectors every 10 years, or as advised by the manufacturer.
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Deer Isle Fire Department | P.O. Box 275 | Deer Isle | ME | 04627