Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP
Remember these tips when it comes to fire safety in your home:
- Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement. Larger homes may need more alarms.
- For the best protection, install interconnected smoke alarms in your home. When one sounds, they all sound.
- Test alarms at least once a month by pushing the test button.
- Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or if they do not sound when tested.
- Some people, especially children and older adults may need help to wake up. Make sure someone will wake them if the smoke alarms sounds.
- When the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. Go to your outside meeting place.
- Call the fire department from a cellphone or a neighbor's phone. Stay outside until the fire department says it's safe to go back inside.