Smoke Alarms

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Smoke Alarm Installation

Prevention tips to accompany photos:

  • Install a smoke alarm on every floor of your home, even the basement.
  • Install a smoke alarm outside every sleeping area. Ideally, install smoke alarms in every sleeping area, too.
  • Replace smoke alarms after 10 years.
Caucasian woman installing smoke alarm on ladder
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Caucasian woman installing smoke alarm on ladder

Close up of Caucasian hand installing alarm
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Close up of Caucasian hand installing alarm

African American woman installing smoke alarm
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African American woman installing smoke alarm

Two women installing alarm; ladder
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Two women installing alarm; ladder

Hispanic man on ladder installing alarm; wife holding ladder
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Hispanic man on ladder installing alarm; wife holding ladder

Native American Indian couple installing alarm with tape measure
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Native American Indian couple installing alarm with tape measure

Caucasian man on ladder installing alarm; older Caucasian woman looking on (alarm slightly away from base)
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Caucasian man on ladder installing alarm; older Caucasian woman looking on (alarm slightly away from base)

Caucasian man on ladder installing alarm; older Caucasian woman looking on (alarm snug to base)
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Caucasian man on ladder installing alarm; older Caucasian woman looking on (alarm snug to base)

Mother and child installing alarm (mother on ladder)
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Mother and child installing alarm (mother on ladder)

Asian-American man on ladder installing alarm; second Asian man holding ladder
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Asian-American man on ladder installing alarm; second Asian man holding ladder

Caucasian woman installing smoke alarm; teen looking on
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Caucasian woman installing smoke alarm; teen looking on

Caucasian woman installing alarm
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Caucasian woman installing alarm

Caucasian woman installing alarm; alarm in foreground
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Caucasian woman installing alarm; alarm in foreground

 

Test Smoke Alarms

Prevention tips to accompany photos:

  • Test smoke alarms monthly.
  • Teach children what your smoke alarm sounds like and what to do if they hear it - get out and crawl low under smoke.
Close up of Caucasian hand testing alarm
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Close up of Caucasian hand testing alarm

Caucasian man on ladder testing alarm
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Caucasian man on ladder testing alarm

Native American Indian woman testing alarm with pencil
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Native American Indian woman testing alarm with pencil

Mother and daughter testing alarm
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Mother and daughter testing alarm

 

African American woman on ladder testing alarm
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African American woman on ladder testing alarm

Native American Indian man testing alarm
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Native American Indian man testing alarm

Prevention tips to accompany photos:

  • People with Disabilities & Older Adults: Ask family or friends to help install smoke alarms, test them monthly, and change batteries each year.
Fire personnel testing alarm; older African American man looking on
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Fire personnel testing alarm; older African American man looking on

Fire personnel testing smoke alarm for hearing impaired
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Fire personnel testing smoke alarm for hearing impaired

Replace Smoke Alarm Batteries

Prevention tips to accompany photos:

  • Change the batteries at least once a year - maybe at Daylight Saving Time or on your birthday.
Older African American man replacing alarm batteries; fire personnel looking on
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Older African American man replacing alarm batteries; fire personnel looking on

Caucasian male hands replacing batteries in alarm
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Caucasian male hands replacing batteries in alarm

Older Caucasian woman replacing batteries in alarm; Caucasian man on ladder looking on
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Older Caucasian woman replacing batteries in alarm; Caucasian man on ladder looking on

Older Caucasian woman handing alarm to Caucasian man on ladder
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Older Caucasian woman handing alarm to Caucasian man on ladder

Caucasian man on ladder replacing batteries; older Caucasian woman looking on
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Caucasian man on ladder replacing batteries; older Caucasian woman looking on

Native American Indian woman replacing alarm batteries
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Native American Indian woman replacing alarm batteries

Caucasian woman replacing batteries in alarm
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Caucasian woman replacing batteries in alarm

Caucasian woman and child replacing battery near ladder
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Caucasian woman and child replacing battery near ladder