October is National Fire Prevention Month and it serves as an excellent time to examine your preparedness. Is your family prepared for a fire emergency? Do you have a home fire escape plan? Have you changed smoke-alarm batteries within the last year? Did you know that according to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) smoke detectors need to be replaced every 10 years?
Smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound. Large homes may need extra smoke alarms. Test your smoke alarms at least once a month.
We hope you have found this information helpful. Remember, we do not know if your system/equipment is functional unless you test it regularly.