Smoke Alarm

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You may have just seconds to safely escape a fire in your home. Smoke alarms are your first line of defence in a fire. They give you an early warning there is a fire and extra time to escape.

You must have working smoke alarms on every storey of your home and outside all sleeping areas – it’s the law!

Smoke alarm tips

  • Install smoke alarms on every storey of your home, including the basement.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when you install your smoke alarms.
  • Follow the directions for testing and cleaning them.
  • Install a new battery at least once a year, or as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Replace any smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old.
  • Create a home escape plan with the entire household and practice it so everyone knows what to do when the smoke alarm sounds.

Smoke alarm maintenance