- Should be installed in an area of the home near to where you sleep.
- Lithium-battery alarms last 10 years.
- Install a smoke alarm on each level of the home.
- Perform a monthly test by pressing and holding the test button for 4-5 seconds.
- Change 9-volt batteries every six months. Whenever you change your clock for Daylight Saving Time, change your battery, too!
Leave the House When the ALARM Sounds
- FEEL THE DOOR — a “too hot to touch door” means the fire is outside the door.
- CRAWL if you get caught in smoke.
- Treat all alarms as a real emergency.
Once Out — Stay Out
- Don’t stop for valuables or to get dressed. IMMEDIATELY EVACUATE!
- NEVER go back into a burning house.
- Go to your pre-designated meeting area.
- If you live in an apartment or condominium, ALWAYS use the exit stairs. NEVER an elevator. Close the door as you leave the room.
- Once out, call for help from the outside.
Prepare – Prepare – Prepare
- Create a Home Escape Plan.
- Plan and practice two (2) ways out of each room.
- Consider your own situation — don’t forget about the key for the deadbolt lock.